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Wannabe Geek


# 41185 11-Sep-2009 00:12
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Hi All,

I been reading a lot on this forum about HVR2200, but it seams a lot of the posts are from 2008.
I am bulding my first HTPC on Media Portal with TV support (the previous one was only used for video, DVD playing and internet radio) and I have to say it is a pain so far.

I am using Media Portal 1.0.2.0 with TV Server 3.

So long story short, I am looking in replacing my PVR 500 with a HVR2200.
My idea was to use the PVR 500 for the SKY Box (composite) and analog channels but I am having major issues with it. Sometimes the tunner works fine, and some time I have really crapy picture and frame and sound freeze for  long enough so its un watchable.
If a restart the box a number of times, then stay in one leg, pray to one or two GODs, I might get it work with fine picture and sound. I begind to think the card is to blame, as I am not changing anything between restarts, and sometimes it works, sometimes (more of this) it doesnt.

So I am at the end of my wifes and mine patience and I really need a good tunner that would work on the following config:

My system is a Dual Core 2 2.6GHz with 4GB of RAM and 500 Sata2 HDD.
Vista x64 Home Premium (I didnt have any other license available like XP).

So can somebody please confirm that HVR2200 can work via composite (or S-Video) with the SKY box ? Also I seen that the digital part is good but slow speed with changing between the muxes. Does anyone has this running on 1.0.2.0 ?

I would like the answer from somebody with Vista x64, as it seems to be quite a problem with vista installs of Media Portal and drives (I know I had).

Also I am interested in buying a DVB-S as well, so I can get the EPG and also be able to record and see more channels (I am planning to get a second HTPC in the house). So if you can point me in the right direction here with something that simply works, I would be more than happy.

Blastering is not an isse as I have a MCE Remote and blaster, and I finally made it work after a couple of weeks of diging the forums (I have to say changing channels is quite slow, 4-5 sec from channel to channel but more about this another time).

Thank you in advance for your time.

Regards,

Lidra



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Wannabe Geek


  # 254921 11-Sep-2009 00:12
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Sorry for the other 2 topics that for some reasons did not create properly.
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  # 260764 3-Oct-2009 10:51
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Hi I am in a similar position, what did you end up doing with this? Ta.

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