Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: TV-Card in combination with Set-Top Box

19 Jan 2010   #1
Bas de Beer

Windows 7 64BIT
TV-Card in combination with Set-Top Box

After using MCE for a couple of years, first on Windows XP MCE and recently switched to Windows 7 Ultimate (64bit), I think itís time to switch to digital TV. Have been watching analog all this time because the only provider I can choose is UPC, they use a different encoding so you have to use their set-top box on top of a beautiful HTPC...%$#$

Without any other options left I have decided to get one of these set-top boxes and here comes my problem, I know you could order a ir-blaster from OrigenAE in the past but I can't find that piece of hardware anymore. Also OrigenAE doesn't sell it anymore. So I need a other solution, I have found a card from Hauppauge which includes a ir-blaster but that is PCIe and I only have PCI slots left so that isn't an option either.

Does anyone here have some tips or solutions for me? TNX

My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I'm using this remote and I have a set-top box from comcast, I don't know what the rest of your setup is, but with mine I had to start the setup with the remote for the STB then it would prompt to finish with my Media Center Remote.
This is the card I'm using it's a PCI card,WinTV-HVR-1600 Product overview
This is the Remote I'm using, Noah Company MediaGate GP-IR02BK Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate MCE Remote Control, 2 Channel IR (Black): Electronics
Hope that helps you out and Welcome to the forum.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 TV-Card in combination with Set-Top Box

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
RAM memory stick combination.
I have installed in my system the, KINGSTON KHX6400D2K2/4G DDR2 4GB (2X2GB) PC6400 800MHZ HYPERX DUAL CHANNEL KIT CL 5-5-5-15 Voltage 1.8 - 2.0V And i also have these ram sticks and i wonder if i can benefit from them in anyway,can i do any good combination for my system? GEIL DDR2...
Hardware & Devices
Can VGA and RCA cables be used in combination to connect laptop to TV
Hello I need to connect my laptop to TV and I have two cables already available with me. One is VGA cable and the other is 3.5mm 1/8" Stereo Male to 2-RCA Male Audio Y-Cable (see picture attached). I would like to know if I can use these 2 cables to get video as well as audio on the TV from...
Hardware & Devices
Need Best Combination of MB with AMD 1090T CPU
hii all, Can anyone tell/suggest me that i should use what MB(Obviously a high-end MB) with AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU. Price of MB should be within 320$
Hardware & Devices
RAM 800Mhz and 600Mhz combination?
Hi, Out of curiosity what would happen if I installed the following in a machine: - 1x1GB 800Mhz RAM - 1x2GB 600Mhz RAM Would the two different Mhz's cause any problems? Thanks in advance, Ashley
Hardware & Devices
Combination Error 1001 and 41
Hello. I recently upgraded to Win7 and have been dogged by this crash. It will usually happen while playing games, but some games it doesn't happen at all. For instance, I just finished playing Metro 2033 with no problems what so ever, but when I started playing some old school Pirates, the...
BSOD Help and Support
Can't launch explorer.exe by Win+E combination
Hello there! My problem is when I press Win+E combination, I receive "Unspecified error" instead of explorer. Maybe it's result of registry cleaning program, but I don't have backups. Could anyone help, please? I didn't find this problem solved at this forum.
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:34.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App