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Windows 7: WMC7 and any type of remote


08 Jan 2010   #1

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WMC7 and any type of remote

I have Windows Media center 7, Pinnacle 800i tuner card that recognizes QAMclear and a FIOS STB (QIP 2500-03) and FIOS remote.

Before MCE7 starts searching for the TV Signal it clearly states to make sure my IR receiver and remote are activated, STB is plugged, etc. etc. I assumed that meant my STB and FIOS remote.

MCE 7 recognizes the tuner after the channel scan (when it tells me to choose a channel I can see a preview stream on channel 3), I choose that option and hit next, but then when it comes to the IR Receiver it says IR receiver not recognized. Try again.

If I purchase an IR receiver, will I also need a matching remote control and give up the FIOS remote? I don't have the money to be guessing, so I was hoping someone else had this situation occur. It seems to me you would need a remote that is MCE 7 compatible as well as compatible with the IR receiver.

I did find a pinnacle remote for $38 from tigerdirect,com that I think will work.

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08 Jan 2010   #2

 

I suggest that you only use the TV Tuner manufacturer's recommendation for a remote, ie, many sites do not properly note what version of Windows a remote works with or what tuners, etc. Ask Pinnacle. (BTW, it's ClearQAM).

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08 Jan 2010   #3

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08 Jan 2010   #4

 

@derekimo

Are you also using the same TV Tuner? Your HW spec.'s say you are using a Hauppauge.
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08 Jan 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AngelProcesser View Post
@derekimo

Are you also using the same TV Tuner? Your HW spec.'s say you are using a Hauppauge.
No. I'm using the Hauppauge. I was just suggesting that because I didn't have any problems with media center recognizing it. It was a suggestion because they said MC was not recognizing the remote.
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08 Jan 2010   #6

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Hello, so even though ther remote says Vista on the link you attached, it works with Win 7/MCE 7?

I have a remote that came with the tuner card as well as the IR receiver, but I think my FIOS STB overrides it when it comes to MCE 7.

The tuner card did come with Tv Center Pro, but when that program scans the channel it only finds Channel 3 and no EPG downloads, so you can only record what you are currently watching, you can't schedule a recording. Hence, why I was trying MCE.
My biggest concern is spending a lot of money trying various solutions to make it work. Neither the tuner card company or FIOS have been much help.
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08 Jan 2010   #7

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Yes it works on my 7 home premium 64 bit, my card came with it's own remote too but I have a STB and the remote that came with the card didn't work on the STB so I got that one and it works fine for me.
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08 Jan 2010   #8

 

You may have 'overwritten' some required setup files or reg entries when you installed the third party software which is not required at all now with Windows 7 WMC. Uninstall all of it and try again and if that does not work contact Pinnacle for a full uninstall utility and/or instructions.
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08 Jan 2010   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AngelProcesser View Post
You may have 'overwritten' some required setup files or reg entries when you installed the third party software which is not required at all now with Windows 7 WMC. Uninstall all of it and try again and if that does not work contact Pinnacle for a full uninstall utility and/or instructions.
I would have to agree with you there AngelProcesser, I just let 7 install the driver and set up Media Center to do all my recording, no need for anything else.
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08 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 
do you mean....

Hi AngelProcesser, Do you mean uninstall the TV Center Pro software that came with the tuner card?

If I can ask, how does that software interfere with WMC7 seeing an IR receiver and remote?

Just an additional note, the tuner card did come with an IR receriver but the jack is smaller than the one on the back of the STB box, or I was going to try and use that one, but no luck..
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