Dual Tuners, Set top boxes

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Dan McGuire, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    When I record on one set top box and I watch on another, when I change
    channels the channel also changes on the recording one. What do I do?
    Dan McGuire, Sep 21, 2008
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  2. Dan McGuire

    Curious Guest

    Why are you not responding to your previous posts on the same subject and
    the replies to it?
    Curious, Sep 21, 2008
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  3. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    I cannot find it. It did not show up as a thread on my computer and when I
    went through the email notification all I got was a blank screen. This
    message did come up for me.
    Dan McGuire, Sep 21, 2008
  4. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    sorry found the other thread, im a newbie
    Dan McGuire, Sep 21, 2008
  5. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    Hi, previous post seems to be missing, will try to change the IR codes on one
    of the set top boxes and resetup the TV.

    Dan McGuire, Sep 21, 2008
  6. Alternatively, as was posted in the first thread, you might have the
    set-top boxes placed where infrared from one blaster affects the other

    Try shielding (shading) them from each other if it turns out that you
    can't switch the code set on one of the boxes.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 25, 2008
  7. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    I did change the set top box codes on one set top box. I went to resetup the
    TV and I could only set up one tuner, which is able to record but cannot
    change channels. I know what Dell is going to say "you have to reinstall your
    operating system". I have done this 2 times already and it hasn't helped.
    After I learn the set top box codes the MC remote and the keyboard will not
    change the channel. Could the dual tuner be fried?
    Dan McGuire, Sep 26, 2008
  8. All I can think of is to try connecting both tuners directly to the
    cable and set it up from scratch like that in MCE. If you can record
    one channel while watching another, both tuners are presumably OK.

    It is obviously not any fun to do that, but it might be informative.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 26, 2008
  9. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest

    How do I do that? It is not getting through the setup and when I attempt to
    MCE says that they are already configured, but only one works. Is there
    another way of troubleshooting the tuners? I will also check the cabling.
    Dan McGuire, Sep 27, 2008
  10. I no longer have MCE installed, so I can't experiment - and I don't
    remember how to do it. You want to set up from scratch, i.e., reset the
    setup. I have done it, so I believe it's possible, but that's all I

    Until someone who is knowledgeable replies, I can only suggest looking
    through the menus for a method to set up from scratch or clear the

    Sorry, I wish I knew more.
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 27, 2008
  11. Dan McGuire

    Dan McGuire Guest


    I already tried that. The other option is reinstalling the OS because MCE is
    actually part of the operating system, not a peripheral program. I have had
    to reinstall my OS a few times lately, once to solve the same problem that I
    am having now, and it did not work. I belive that it is a hardware problem.
    If it was software it would not work at all.

    Dan McGuire, Sep 27, 2008
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