[kwlug-disc] Configuring a WinTV-HVR-1600

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Fri Feb 13 23:14:06 EST 2009


If you want to record TV on your computer, no point in returning it. 
It's probably as good as anything else. Assuming you got the MCE 
remote, and blaster, out of it. And you got a rev. that is Linux 
compatible. From your message, it sort of sounds like you do. Maybe 
not, but what you've described thus far sounds about right. See Lori's 
comments about wandering video #'s being typical of Linux / Myth.

Besides, Factory Direct doesn't refund cash. If you return it you'll 
have to get something else instead - credits are no fun. So with luck 
you'll get some other non-Linux compatible doohickey, get another 5 
hours of "entertainment", and be able to start the cycle all over again.

Lucky you!

Raul Suarez wrote, On 02/13/2009 10:20 PM:
> 
> 
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: L.D. Paniak <ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com>
> 
>> 24 bucks!  Cheap entertainment...  I should go get one for myself!
> 
> That's exactly what  I thought. Let's say that I'm getting my money's worth on "entertainment".
> 
> I got it at Factory direct.
>> So you got the latest driver... Built and installed?
> Yes, No problems at all there
> 
>> Without the cable box you are capturing analog cable.
> Good, that's what I thougt. Then the alternative is that the card is busted.so I'll return it and these 5 hours were even cheaper entertaniment.
>> You will need to select the proper device.
> The device does not show in the list of available devices.
> 
>> It might be easier to start by disconnecting the webcam and put it back at the end.  Fewer variables.
> 
> 
> Thank's I'll try as a last resort it before returning it
> 
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