Using Set top cable box and Dual TV tuner card

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Renny A., Apr 11, 2006.

  1. Renny A.

    Renny A. Guest

    I have a dual TV tuner card and was able to record two shows simultaneously
    when I had my cable connected directly into the TV tuner card. I want to
    record the premium channels and got a set top cable box from the cable
    company and ran the cable line into the box and from the box to my Dual TV
    tuner card. The problem is that Media Center is recognizing that I have dual
    TV tuners but I believe that it is assuming that I have 2 cards because
    during setup it was asking me to identify the set top box for each tuner. I
    got all that set up and the system allows me to change the channels but I
    can't figure out how to record the two channels at the same time because
    Media Center tunes in to one channel and starts the record process and then
    changes the channel to record the other so both tuners are recording the same
    channel. I hope this makes sense and that there is some kind of work around
    to this or that I made a small mistake that I can correct when running setup.
    Thanks again in advance for your help/advice.

    Renny A., Apr 11, 2006
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  2. Renny A.

    JW Guest

    You need two STBs and you feed them in to two S-video and audio connections.
    You can not feed them into the two NTSC tuners since they get their signals
    from an internal splitter fed from the one RF antenna connection
    JW, Apr 11, 2006
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  3. Renny A.

    Nigel Barker Guest

    You need to get another Set Top Box & connect it to the other input on your dual
    tuner card.
    Nigel Barker, Apr 11, 2006
  4. Doug Knox MS-MVP, Apr 11, 2006
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