Unable to get my HP Z556 Media Center to recognize my COX Motorola HD set top box

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by John, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have tested it with my non HD COX set top box and it works fine. I have
    tried teaching the HP the set top box via the wizard but no go. I contacted
    HP and they said that I was out of luck. I would be very surprised if I am
    unable to get this to recognize my HD set top box from COX since they are a
    fairly large cable company and these boxes have been out for quite some

    I have ordered the Logitech 880 remote and am wondering if I should stop
    trying to get it to work and I will be able to fix the issue with the newer

    Thanks for any help and I am sorry if this is a repeated request.

    John, Jun 23, 2006
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  2. John

    John Guest

    Sorry Tom I should have been more specific:

    I am attempting to setup my MCE to change the channels on my COX HD box
    using the IR. During the setup process within MCE it does not recognize the
    set top box. I tested it on my non HD set top box and the IR recognized it
    and I was able to configure it to properly change the channels.

    The model is a Motorola DCT6200\1000

    John, Jun 24, 2006
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    xiowan Guest

    Hi John:
    I know nothing about cable tv set-top boxes, but if it's any help,
    MCE2005 can only process over-the-air HD. HD via cable or satelite signal is
    not supported. I think it's due to digital rights problems with the content
    providers. It may be possible to do it when Window Vista comes out, but
    probably only on new computers with integrated cable card.

    xiowan........in tucson
    xiowan, Jun 26, 2006
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