Media center tv with cable box remote control set up

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  1. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64
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    Media center tv with cable box remote control set up


    i have my media center remote control all set up on my xbox media center extender and on my media center pc but one thing is i cant get vod menus to work with the remote as it brings up the media center interface.

    so my question is there any magic i can work to make my media center remote controls also control the cable boxes vod menus?
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  2. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64
    Thread Starter
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    anyone?
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  3. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64
    Thread Starter
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    did i just stump all of sevenforums?
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  4. Posts : 144
    Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
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    Sadly, no. Ever since XP Media Center 2005. The only thing you can do is use MCE to tune to the OnDemand channel and then use the remote control from your cable providor to navigate from there.

    I was hoping to see some sort of compatibility in W7 Media Center, but no such luck.

    One piece of good news is that CableCard V 2 should be out shortly, and it will support Tru2Way, so with a Digital Cable Tuner, you can then get your On Demand and Pay per View.

    But untill then . . . .

    Hope this helps

    Scott
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  5. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64
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    Webadict said:
    Sadly, no. Ever since XP Media Center 2005. The only thing you can do is use MCE to tune to the OnDemand channel and then use the remote control from your cable providor to navigate from there.

    I was hoping to see some sort of compatibility in W7 Media Center, but no such luck.

    One piece of good news is that CableCard V 2 should be out shortly, and it will support Tru2Way, so with a Digital Cable Tuner, you can then get your On Demand and Pay per View.

    But untill then . . . .

    Hope this helps

    Scott

    yeah only prob with that is they dont sell cable card tuners to the public only oem so i would have to buy a new pc or buy one on ebay and hope to get the pid
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  6. Posts : 144
    Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
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    Thats not entirely true . . . a work around for OCUR has been made public, and you can purchase DCTs online. Pay close attention though, because you will want to get one with a PID attached.

    Do a search on google for OCUR compliant motherboards, and you'll find what your looking for.

    Hope this helps

    Scott
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  7. Posts : 336
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    Webadict said:
    Thats not entirely true . . . a work around for OCUR has been made public, and you can purchase DCTs online. Pay close attention though, because you will want to get one with a PID attached.

    Do a search on google for OCUR compliant motherboards, and you'll find what your looking for.

    Hope this helps

    Scott
    i know that but you still need the pid and most people selling i see dont include theres, i hear theres some on the internet but who knows when they could be blacklisted, the ocur is just a modified vista bootloader
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  8. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64
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    eitherway it looks like i cant do what i wanted right now
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  9. Posts : 144
    Windows 7 Rc Build 7264 x86, Ubuntu
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    Doesn't look like it, unless you want to use your cable box remote as well.

    Sorry I couldn't be more help

    Scott
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
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    I use a Hava Box for my TV tuner that the cable box is plugged into, and Media Center sees it, No need for the IR Blaster, instead I bought a Gyration remote and this controls my PC and cable box and I can go through the On Demand menu with the same remote.
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