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Windows 7: Media center tv with cable box remote control set up


24 Jun 2009   #1

windows 7 X64
 
 
Media center tv with cable box remote control set up

i have my media center remote control all set up on my xbox media center extender and on my media center pc but one thing is i cant get vod menus to work with the remote as it brings up the media center interface.

so my question is there any magic i can work to make my media center remote controls also control the cable boxes vod menus?

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29 Jun 2009   #2

windows 7 X64
 
 

anyone?
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02 Jul 2009   #3

windows 7 X64
 
 

did i just stump all of sevenforums?
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02 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Sadly, no. Ever since XP Media Center 2005. The only thing you can do is use MCE to tune to the OnDemand channel and then use the remote control from your cable providor to navigate from there.

I was hoping to see some sort of compatibility in Windows 7 Media Center, but no such luck.

One piece of good news is that CableCard V 2 should be out shortly, and it will support Tru2Way, so with a Digital Cable Tuner, you can then get your On Demand and Pay per View.

But untill then . . . .

Hope this helps

Scott
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03 Jul 2009   #5

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
Sadly, no. Ever since XP Media Center 2005. The only thing you can do is use MCE to tune to the OnDemand channel and then use the remote control from your cable providor to navigate from there.

I was hoping to see some sort of compatibility in Windows 7 Media Center, but no such luck.

One piece of good news is that CableCard V 2 should be out shortly, and it will support Tru2Way, so with a Digital Cable Tuner, you can then get your On Demand and Pay per View.

But untill then . . . .

Hope this helps

Scott

yeah only prob with that is they dont sell cable card tuners to the public only oem so i would have to buy a new pc or buy one on ebay and hope to get the pid
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03 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Thats not entirely true . . . a work around for OCUR has been made public, and you can purchase DCTs online. Pay close attention though, because you will want to get one with a PID attached.

Do a search on google for OCUR compliant motherboards, and you'll find what your looking for.

Hope this helps

Scott
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04 Jul 2009   #7

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Webadict View Post
Thats not entirely true . . . a work around for OCUR has been made public, and you can purchase DCTs online. Pay close attention though, because you will want to get one with a PID attached.

Do a search on google for OCUR compliant motherboards, and you'll find what your looking for.

Hope this helps

Scott
i know that but you still need the pid and most people selling i see dont include theres, i hear theres some on the internet but who knows when they could be blacklisted, the ocur is just a modified vista bootloader
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04 Jul 2009   #8

windows 7 X64
 
 

eitherway it looks like i cant do what i wanted right now
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04 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
 
 

Doesn't look like it, unless you want to use your cable box remote as well.

Sorry I couldn't be more help

Scott
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27 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I use a Hava Box for my TV tuner that the cable box is plugged into, and Media Center sees it, No need for the IR Blaster, instead I bought a Gyration remote and this controls my PC and cable box and I can go through the On Demand menu with the same remote.
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