Can MCE 2005 use the new cable card tuners as one of the 2 boxes?

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by George Israel, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Can MCE 2005 use the new cable card tuners as one of the 2 boxes necessary
    for 2 tuner capability as long as it has its own program guide?
    George Israel, Oct 20, 2004
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  2. I am not quite sure I understand what you are meaning by cable card
    tuners... Can you elaborate futher on what specifically the card is? Also,
    Media Center does not get the guide from the tuner cards but rather from the
    Internet. Thanks.

    Andy Vanosdale
    Microsoft MVP - Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Microsoft Student Ambassador - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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    Andy Vanosdale [MCE MVP], Oct 21, 2004
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  3. CableCARDâ„¢ Slot
    CableCARDâ„¢ is the name of a limited access control card provided by the
    local cable company that allows Digital Cable Ready TVs to receive, decode
    and de-scramble premium digital channels without the use of a cable box. One
    way systems allow both basic and premium channels but do not allow
    video-on-demand or pay-per-view ordered by the remote control. On-screen
    guides are not provided by the cable company but alternative guides are often
    available. The CableCARDâ„¢ is provided by the local cable company. When the TV
    owner moves to a new area, the first card is returned to the cable company
    and the new cable company provides a new card. The card slot in the TV is
    designed to a national standard so the TV can use CableCARDâ„¢s provided by
    most cable companies.
    George Israel, Oct 21, 2004
  4. George Israel

    Phil Taylor Guest

    AFAIK, no the cablecards in the TV do not support PCs with any output signal
    that the PC can process.
    Phil Taylor, Oct 22, 2004
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