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Windows 7: Recording HD Channels?


23 Sep 2009   #1

Vista
 
 
Recording HD Channels?

Im in NYC and was wondering how does windows seven record HD channels? Will I need a tuner? Or do I need a type of cable? Right now I have Time Warner cable and I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that with MCE7 ... any help? Thanks


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23 Sep 2009   #2

 

You will need a tuner card or external device.
HDTV PC Tuner Guide
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24 Sep 2009   #3

Vista
 
 
which?

Well after looking at that link you posted it said theres only 1 way to record and burn HD content. Is that true? I'm just looking to watch HD chanels through media center. What kind of tuner would i be looking for to do that?

What should i be looking for in a tuner that tells me it records HD chanels through media center?
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24 Sep 2009   #4

 

The simple answer is: Look for the Windows 7 logo on HD tuner cards.

Windows 7 MC cannot process h.264 currently. Word is, the upgrade is coming. MS is mum on the details.

The "only way" refers to encrypted cable (HBO example) and is referring to HDCP. I AM WRONG.

Send a PM to mikinho - the smartest MC guy I know.

Windows 7 gets Hauppauge HD-PVR support via 3rd party

eCOST.com-Visiontek TV Wonder HD 600 Hybrid TV Tuner - 900189 - Visiontek 900189 (DVR & Digital TV) - eCOST.com - electronics, computers, laptops, mp3 players
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26 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Apples View Post
Im in NYC and was wondering how does windows seven record HD channels? Will I need a tuner? Or do I need a type of cable? Right now I have Time Warner cable and I'm not sure if I'll be able to do that with MCE7 ... any help? Thanks
Just a Tuner.
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26 Sep 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
The simple answer is: Look for the Windows 7 logo on HD tuner cards.

Windows 7 MC cannot process h.264 currently. Word is, the upgrade is coming. MS is mum on the details.

The "only way" refers to encrypted cable (HBO example) and is referring to HDCP. I AM WRONG.

Send a PM to mikinho - the smartest MC guy I know.

Windows 7 gets Hauppauge HD-PVR support via 3rd party

eCOST.com-Visiontek TV Wonder HD 600 Hybrid TV Tuner - 900189 - Visiontek 900189 (DVR & Digital TV) - eCOST.com - electronics, computers, laptops, mp3 players
These reg Entrys allow all of Hauppage Crads to get all the digital channel.

Here you go...

Open the registry (run/regedit)
9. Navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\HCW85BDA
10. Add new Folder (key) and name it: Parameters
11. Add a new DWORD to that and name it: AllowQAM_PowerToy
12. Make the value for the new string: 1
(here are the regedits for the other type of HVRs)
; HVR-1250, HVR-1290, HVR-1500q, HVR-1800, HVR-1850
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW85BDA\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001

; HVR-1600 (only some models support QAM; should list them here)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW18BDA\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001

; HVR-USB2, HVR-1950
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW73BDA\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001

; HVR-950q
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HCW72DTV\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001

; HVR-2250
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hcw89\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\hcwPrx89\Parameters]
"AllowQAM_PowerToy"=dword:00000001

13. Restart system
14. Load Media Center and go through setup
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27 Sep 2009   #7

Vista
 
 
Thanks :)

That sounds great! I'm thinking of going with the WinTV-HVR-2250 it looks like it has everything i'm looking for plus its low profile and pci-e x1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116037

Do you guys think i should go with something else? Your the pros

Also just a quick question but what are they refering to when then say "white box"? is that the same as OEM?
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