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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sat Feb 14 23:02:35 EST 2009

So, swap it. Hope the next card is better for you.

 From what John has said in the past, there are several revs. Perhaps 
you'll get lucky and your web research will have told you the 
preferred rev. Perhaps when you swap they'll have a bunch, and you'll 
luck out and find a particular rev.

Ultimately, you will want / need the ir blaster. And a remote control. 
e.g. mute. Keep an eye out for one of the MS remotes (with blasters). 
I expect Rogers will start phasing out analog on or before Sept. 1, 
2011. The only in-store reasonably priced remotes, let alone blasters, 
I've seen are these. Logitech prices are just silly. Firefly and one 
other I can't remember are a bit more esoteric. Let alone the blaster 
parts. You know the day is coming ... two shows on at the same time ...

If you're content to stay under windows, check out http://gbpvr.com/.

Raul Suarez wrote, On 02/14/2009 9:48 PM:
> From: unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
>>> From 1 to 60 something and then a few until 105
>> So (under Windows? i.e. sanity check software) the card finds the channels
> The card "scans" the channels. Meaning that it lists them but I cannot see anything so no, it's not working
>> It's only under Linux nothing is working?
> It does not work under windows either.
>> I asked because it almost seemed at one point you were ready to say phooey on it all, and return the card. (Versus returning the card as just being bad.)
> I'm returning it because it seems bad to me.
>> Are you content to only record OTA / FTA channels,
> I don't watch OTA/FTA. I investigated some time ago and it seems that there is no good reception in this area.
>> Do you have the IR blaster? Can I presume you have an audio card?
> I don't care for an IR blaster right now. I'm not planning to connect the computer to the Cable box
> Thanks for the responses and ideas.
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