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Windows 7: How do I specify which channels to record from?

05 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
How do I specify which channels to record from?

Hiya, folks! I have a setup which uses WMC 12 with an ATI TV Wonder external digital cable tuner. For budgetary reasons, I currently have only a "Digital Starter" cable subscription, in addition to my cable Internet. There are several public television series which I am able to receive and record over the basic channels I have contracted for. However, when I try to set WMC to record the series in question, it insists on trying to record from channels that I do not currently subscribe to, and therefore do not have access to! Is there some way that I can specify that the episodes I want to record should be recorded ONLY from the channels I have access to, and no others? Thanks in advance!

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05 Jun 2013   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

This should help you with that,

Set recording options in Windows Media Center

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11 Jul 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Here's an even better answer. Go download guidetool from Remove the check from the box for every channel that you do not subscribe to.

The channels will no longer be listed in your guide, and Media Center will only attempt to record from the channels that are listed in your guide.
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