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

19 Jan 2010   #1
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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

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19 Jan 2010   #2

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Win 10 Pro x64

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.
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