Selecting tuner channels while being connected to RF cable and tun

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Juliet, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. Juliet

    Juliet Guest

    I am connectd to both, a set-top-boc (cables) and RF cable.
    While setting up the TV signals, both were detected.
    When I try to view TV, I can only pick up the RF channels. How do I get to
    select the tuner?
    Juliet, Jan 27, 2006
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  2. Juliet

    gls_1959 Guest

    Do you mean you have a set-top-box (cable box or Satellite box)
    and an analog RF cable going into 2 separate tuners? Please
    clarify how you have your cables set-up.
    gls_1959, Jan 27, 2006
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  3. Juliet

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    MCE doesn't support such a configuration. Both tuners
    need to be set up identically -- either connect both
    directly to the RF cable, or connect them to a pair
    of matching STBs.

    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Media Center Edition
    Bob [MVP], Jan 27, 2006
  4. Juliet

    gls_1959 Guest

    It sounds like she's talking about a dual-tuner setup.
    Barb Bowman actually talks about this in this link:

    What You Need to Make Dual Tuners Work

    Dual tuner usage in Media Center Edition 2005 requires both TV provider
    sources (channel lineups) to be identical. For example, you can configure two
    set-top boxes or two cable out of the wall connections, but you cannot use
    one set-top box and one out of the wall cable connection or one satellite and
    one antenna connection. The reason for this is pretty simple. Windows XP
    Media Center 2005 uses a single Program Guide and uses the "first available
    analog tuner" to complete each task that requires an analog TV tuner. Note:
    you can add a single supported HDTV tuner to receive over-the-air (OTA)
    digital/HDTV broadcasts to a system running Media Center Edition 2005.
    gls_1959, Jan 27, 2006
  5. Juliet

    Juliet Guest

    My Media PC is connected directly to a cable box as one input, and is also
    connected directly to anRF cable from the wall outlet (not through a box).
    Ehen did the TV signal check, I scanned first while selecting antena, then
    I repeated while selecting Cable.
    So at the moment I can only pick up chanles the are coming through the RF
    and do not know how to select the cable box.
    Juliet, Jan 27, 2006
  6. Juliet

    gls_1959 Guest

    As Bob indicates, MCE does not support your setup.
    See also Barb Bowman's article I listed earlier.
    gls_1959, Jan 27, 2006
  7. Juliet

    gls_1959 Guest

    Bob, just curious if she doesn't want to use the "Guide"
    functionality, would MCE allow her to scan through her
    channels on both tuners?
    gls_1959, Jan 27, 2006
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