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Windows 7: How to get guide listings for multiple cities simultaneously?

04 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
How to get guide listings for multiple cities simultaneously?

Hi all,

My first post here....

I'm using Media Center in Windows 7 with two ATSC TV tuners and over-the-air antennas. One tuner receives Santa Barbara stations (where I live) and the other tuner is connected to a big antenna that receives stations in Los Angeles (94 miles ESE and (often) San Diego (about 180 miles SE). If I choose Los Angeles (i.e., zip 90001) as my location, it gives me guide listings for Santa Barbara and Los Angeles but not San Diego. If I choose a location closer to San Diego, say, Oceanside, it gives me LA and San Diego, but not Santa Barbara. Is there a way to have it show guide listings from more than one place simultaneously? Can I specify a unique location for each tuner?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Andy

Edited: LA zip code corrected.

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05 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 / WinXP Pro x86 on (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andyinsb View Post
Is there a way to have it show guide listings from more than one place simultaneously? Can I specify a unique location for each tuner?
I don't understand why each tuner is not configured uniquely?

They're each ATSC (OTA digital), and I would think they each could be set to specify its own zip code as the location to receive Guide data. And then the Guide data you see would be the sum of the two, with each Guide ID's set of channels going into the combined list which you could then edit and set up Favorites for, etc.

I have an ATI TV Wonder 650 PCI 1-tuner card in my machine for OTA ATSC, along with a Ceton 4-tuner card for cable. Each was configured separately (TV signal setup wizard, for each) and I specified the zip code and then provider... for each card separately.

Does this not seem available for you?
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05 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Tuner problem?

Thanks for replying.

I never get an option to configure the tuners separately, but perhaps it's related to the fact that WMC doesn't seem to be able to get signal strength data from the second tuner (a Hauppauge HVR-950).

On the Digital TV Detection Result screen after setting up 1 ATSC tuner, it says that other tuners or TV signals were detected but will not be configured. The details screen shows that it's the 950 not being configured and that it thinks there's no TV signal for it. To include it, I have to choose More Options>Configure manually, where I see a checkbox for each tuner. Then when I go into the Signal Strength setup screens, I individually choose which tuner is used for which stations. However, stations not detected by the first tuner (a Hauppauge 1250 connected to a UHF-only antenna) are not offered for the second tuner and must then be added manually. Those manually-added stations don't have guide data.

In the WMC signal strength dialogs for the 950, it shows no signal strength for even the strong local channels, but they are received and played perfectly in WMC when they are selected for the 950 and deselected for the 1250, so the 950 works fine, other than reporting no signal strength to WMC. I've been using the latest Hauppauge driver for it, so I don't know what to try next.
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