Hauppauge WinTV-PVR USB2 & MCE Setup

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Indispirit, Mar 11, 2006.

  1. Indispirit

    Indispirit Guest

    I have a Dell Inspiron w/MCE 2005. I'm trying to setup the Hauppauge
    (purchased separately from Dell) but I'm unable to proceed past the step of
    configuring my set-top box's remote. MCE does not recognize my remote. My
    digital TV provider is SureWest which provides broadband digital TV.
    Hauppauge tech support thought the problem was with my set-top box's remote
    because they think it is a RF remote, but my provider says its a IR remote.
    Hauppauge recommended I use their WinTV 2000 software instead of MCE but I'm
    having problems installing that. I've tried installing a trial version of
    Beyond TV but also having problems with that software recognizing and
    configuring my set-top box's remote.

    Is there anyway to record what I want using any software (MCE, Beyond TV,
    WinTV 2000, etc) without configuring a remote and just use the mouse?

    By the way the Hauppauge is the MCE edition and came bundled with a MC
    remote control transmitter and receiver.

    Indispirit, Mar 11, 2006
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  2. Indispirit

    Nigel Barker Guest

    I don't know if this is your problem but there are certain cable boxes that use
    a non-standard set of IR codes. There is s description & solution here
    www.redremote.co.uk A good indication that this is you problem would be if you
    cannot get a regular universal remote to operate your cable box.

    If the problem is with your cable box & the RedEyeremote cannot provide a
    solution th I am afraid that no TV software will help. WinTV 2000 cannot control
    the cable box in any case. As you have MCE it is best to pursue that avenue. Do
    make sure that you have all the latest updates for MCE as ther have been codes
    for additional STB added.

    One other thing. Have you tried doing a manual teaching of the remote to MCE?
    Nigel Barker, Mar 12, 2006
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