Two Tuners one cable box and svideo second cable straight in.

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Need more time on DVD, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. I have two tuner cards in my Media PC
    One card is attached to a cable box and the input is from Svideo
    When I try to use a second card attched directly to cable I get a message
    saying that only 1 card can be used or I must have the same inputs for each
    Can I not bring in my cable box channels and then also use analog cable to
    record a second program at the same time that is on analog?
    AM I missing something?
    Any Help would be appreciated.
    Need more time on DVD, Apr 14, 2006
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    Gary Tsang Guest

    If your first input uses SVideo, the second input must also be SVideo.
    Gary Tsang, Apr 14, 2006
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  3. Thank You that is the problem I have.
    Is their a solution?
    Is Vista going to have the same problem?
    Need more time on DVD, Apr 14, 2006
  4. The signal sources must be the same. If you're using one set top box, you need to get another for the second tuner, or just go with straight cable on both tuners.

    Whether Vista will support different sources is unknown at this time.
    Doug Knox MS-MVP, Apr 14, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    It's not going to change for Vista.
    Perhaps later.. but definitely not for Vista
    Jason Tsang, Apr 14, 2006
  6. Thank You I was hoping it would be different.
    Could I use channel 3 instead of the Svideo for the cable box and the bring
    in the sinal from cable on the other card.
    I will try thhat today.
    I will lose the picture quality but if it works at least it is a option.
    Need more time on DVD, Apr 15, 2006
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    Same thing... won't work.

    If one signal uses a set top box, the other must too.
    Jason Tsang, Apr 15, 2006
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