Recording Future TV Shows

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by vince, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. vince

    vince Guest

    When I want to record programs (via the guide)with the MCE (HP 2005) is it
    necessary to "time and date program the cable box" in synch with the
    selections on the guide if my set-up is such that I normally need to tune the
    operating TV channel with a cable box?

    vince, Oct 17, 2006
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  2. vince

    Jaime Guest

    No, if your system is set up correctly, MCE just changes the channel when it
    is time to record.
    Jaime, Oct 17, 2006
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  3. vince

    vince Guest

    Thanks for your reply. I think I'm set up right, albeit circuitously to
    accommodate an A/B switch so I can watch TV while recording another channel.
    In a nutshell, my wall cable inlet goes to the cable box then to a vcr then
    to the MCE (i've not put the splitters in this short version explanation). Do
    you think I have the correct pathway?
    vince, Oct 17, 2006
  4. vince

    Jaime Guest

    I assume you are just using analog cable; does the MCE remote manually
    change channels okay. If so then MCE shouldn't have trouble changing the
    channel to record.

    Assuming you're still getting a decent signal on MCE with the splitters,
    then I guess it is fine.
    Jaime, Oct 18, 2006
  5. vince

    vince Guest

    Therein lies the problem, I think!
    My MCE remote will change anything on the PC when in Media Center mode, my
    cable box remote will change the TV channel when pointed to the "remote
    sensor" or to the cable box natural sensor, but the MCE remote won't change
    the channel of the cable box when pointed at either the remote sensor or to
    the cable box natural sensor. I guess I'll have to do my MCE remote setup
    over again.
    vince, Oct 18, 2006
  6. vince

    Jaime Guest

    The usual problem people have is getting the IR blaster (from the MCE
    receiver) in the proper location on the cable box. You can try shining a
    flashlight on the box to make sure the blaster is over the sensor window on
    the cable box. If your receiver has two ports (mini-plugs) on the back, you
    might try plugging in the blaster to the other port.
    Jaime, Oct 18, 2006
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