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Topic # 32491 17-Apr-2009 22:03
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Hey Guys,

I am looking for some help to get my Sky decoder playing through my PC correctly. Hers my Hardware/software specs -

MY SKY HDi
HVR 2200 TV Tuner
SVideo Cable

Vista Ultimate
WINTV 6/7
MP 1.0.1


Here is what I have tried so far -

Changed the MY SKY output to Option 2 which is HDMI and 2x Svideo output. Installed latest TV Tuner driver and WinTV 6 and 7Hooked the Svideo cable up to the MYSKY output and into the HVR2200. Opened up WInTV 6and selected Svideo input.

When I do this nothing happens, it doesnt seem to be finding a signal and keeps displaying the WINTV picture. I searched the forums and it seems several people have been successful with this combo, but in none of the thread that i found did they mention what software they are using to get it going. I have tried Mediaportal but for some reason it cant find my TV tuner card even though its listed in the windows Device manager as installed and working as well as in WinTV as installed and usable.

If anyone could clue me in on what i doing wrong or on a certain app i need to use to get this working properly that would be great :)

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  Reply # 207760 18-Apr-2009 12:58
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You might need to install an MPEG-2 encoder for it to recognise the analogue signal?




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  Reply # 207827 18-Apr-2009 19:34
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Asmodeus: You might need to install an MPEG-2 encoder for it to recognise the analogue signal?


The 2200 has hardware encoding so does not need any encoding software installed.

eno not sure for WinTV but I know in media centre the 2200 shows as having 2 svideo inputs even though it only has one. Maybe check that it is not the same in WinTV. Other thing to test is plugging the svideo from the Sky box into your TV to make sure there is signal.







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  Reply # 207831 18-Apr-2009 20:01
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Hi Nety, success!

I hadnt thought to use Media Center yet as I didnt realise it would be able to pick up the signal but i went into the options for tyv setup and chose settop box and lo and behold I can see the picture coming in on Svideo one! So its definitely coming in, the only problem is i cant seem to finish the TV setup in Media Center because partway through the setup it searches for an IR control line which I dont have and it wont let me go any further than that part of the setup? I can only go back or cancel. So anyone know how to bypass this part of the setup in Media Center? I dont really need an ir control line because I just use my remote for that part.

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  Reply # 207878 19-Apr-2009 07:48
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Good news that you can get the signal however bad news that you do not have a IR blaster. Media centre insists that you have a IR blaster and that it works. The reasoning is that otherwise media centre can not change the channel to the one that you have selected. Yes I know you could set it yourself but MS dont give you that option.

I have a Microsoft MCE remote kit that comes with two IR blasters. Not sure what other options are out there that work with Media Centre.

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  Reply # 208084 20-Apr-2009 10:44
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The hauppauge MCE remote kit has IR blasters, is fully MCE compatible and can readily be bought for under $50




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  Reply # 208318 21-Apr-2009 11:18
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Thanks for the replies guys,

I finally got it working in WinTV 6. I had to use an older driver but its coming through nice and clear now. I dont really need an ir blaster seeing as i have a SKY remote which does the same thing so im going to stick with wintv for now.

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