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Windows 7: Help with 2nd TV -Tuner


07 Jul 2013   #1

Main PC Windows 8 pro x64, HTPC Windows 7 x86
 
 
Help with 2nd TV -Tuner

I setup my HTPC and went with the KWorld Hybrid TV Stick UB445-U2 USB 2.0 Interface can be looked up at KWorld UB445-U2 Video Device - Newegg.com
That worked fine of course I could only get locals and a few other channels. Decided that it just wasn't enough and purchased the HD Homerun Prime 3 tuner Cable card device.
The USB Tuner was already setup in Windows media center and working great then connected the HD Homerun and that as well went with no issues getting all channels.

The issue i'm having is I can record on all 3 tuners on the HD Homerun but can no longer use the USB Tuner for local recordings at same time as the 3 tuners are recording.Keeps saying I must cancel one of HD Homerun tuners.
I'm connected using Verion FioS only channels that were copy once flagged were HBO & MAX. After getting cable card activated all was smoothed out all Premium channels are working great.
I just need some help getting the USB Tuner back in the loop and working as 4th recording device for locals only.

Here's the hardware in HTPC:
HTPC is connected through Sony STR-DH710 Reciever to Philips 52" LCD/HDTV
ISP-Verizon FIoS 50- Down/ 25-up
Windows 7 ULT x86 w/ latest updates & drivers.
AMD Sempron 140 Sargas 2.7GHz Socket AM3 45W -2nd core unlocked
Mainboard-GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX
Ram- 1 Stick of 4gb G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series DDR3 2133 clocked down to 1333.
Hard drives- OS Drive is a Laptop WD 350gb 5200rpn HDD
2nd drive is Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"
3rd drive -External USB HDD- 650gb.
Video Card-AMD/ATI SAPPHIRE 100323-2L Radeon HD 6570 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card. Vcard is stock speeds no OC. w/latest drivers. I do NOT use Beta drivers.
TV Tuners: KWorld Hybrid TV Stick UB445-U2 USB 2.0 Interface , SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME - Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network HDHR3-CC Ethernet Interface

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08 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

I guess WMC is having problems detecting which of your TV tuners would be default for this and that kind of recording.

I just use one TV tuner. I assume, it might have been a limitation of a USB TV tuner.
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09 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

WMC should support 4 tuners. I'm not experienced at mixing cable + USB tuners, but here's a suggestion. Go to epg guide, right click a channel, edit channel, edit sources. On this page you can specify what tuner that channel uses. See screenshot

Help with 2nd TV -Tuner-wmc_editsources.jpg


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04 Aug 2013   #4

Main PC Windows 8 pro x64, HTPC Windows 7 x86
 
 

Thanks for replies. Issue is When I start to add tuners it says found 4 but will only configure HDHomerun tuners. It says that the USB TV Tuner isn't getting any signal."Please check cable."

If I unplug HD Homerun it then finds signal just fine for USB HDTuner. But then I no longer am able to use the HDHomerun because it reconfigured it for the USB HDTV Tuner.

Been troubleshooting off and on for awhile still have not found a solution.
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