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Topic # 30387 6-Feb-2009 12:50
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I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1100 which came with a remote control. I installed in on a customer's PC and connected the telstra cable using vga and have a picture. however the remote control does not work at all. It is sending signals and I have a receiver which is plugged in. Also it didn't come with WinTV as the box says. It has Cyberlink PowerCinema. I loaded WinTV 6 and it didn't work as it was missing DLL files which I could not find. All in all it wasn't very good.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to get the remote control working and does it only work for certain software or functionality?

Thanks
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  Reply # 194460 6-Feb-2009 13:10
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The reason WinTV wasn't included is because it doesn't work in NZ with our H.264 video and AAC audio - only PowerCinema does.

What software are you using now?

Just be aware that hooking TCL cable directly into a non approved device is against TCL's terms & conditions and not recommended.

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  Reply # 194461 6-Feb-2009 13:24
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Bruce think we need a little more info.

What are you wanting to do? ie just watch/record TV from the Telstra STB or more?

What OS are the customers using? Also what release ie. Vista Ultimate.

I take it you are taking the video from the output of the Telstra STB rather then the input?

It is possable to record/watch TV from a STB but you do need a additional componet. You need a IR blaster so that the computer can tell the STB what channel to switch to. You are also limited to watchig/recording the channel that the STB is switched to.

Anyway answer the questions above and we can work it out from there.







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  Reply # 194464 6-Feb-2009 13:40
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Thanks for your comments:

Customer wants to watch TV and use the remote to record, play back and that sort of thing - NOT change channel. I set it up on "composite 1" and plugged the telstra decorder into the pici card using an rca and an audio din plug. He can watch TV thru the screen and change channel with the telstra channel changer. It would be nice for the remote that came with the pci card to allow me to record, play back, fast forward or even work.

Win XP Home is the OS.

What is STB?

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  Reply # 194482 6-Feb-2009 15:44
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brucenz: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR1100 which came with a remote control. I installed in on a customer's PC and connected the telstra cable using vga and have a picture. however the remote control does not work at all. It is sending signals and I have a receiver which is plugged in. Also it didn't come with WinTV as the box says. It has Cyberlink PowerCinema. I loaded WinTV 6 and it didn't work as it was missing DLL files which I could not find. All in all it wasn't very good.

Can anyone tell me what I have to do to get the remote control working and does it only work for certain software or functionality?

Thanks
Bruce


Hi.  That particular remote is almost certainly not a MCE remote, so has no native support via Windows.

There is almost certainly driver support on your install disc, and it may be integrated into the WinTV installation, or it may be a separate install option.  You will know when it has been installed because a little black remote control will appear in the toolbar.

However, it will still not work with programs like PowerDVD; Total Media Theatre or Windows Media Centre.  It is only designed to work with WinTV and other 3rd party programs that make the effort to support it (like Mediaportal).

If your client really wants an MCE remote (ie one that is actually useful) you can buy a standalone Hauppague MCE unit (about 50 dollars) -which I did not long ago.

If you did decide to go that route, you are going to need help to find the drivers (irbus) and to modify the ini file so that the drivers will recognise the device ID.  It does not come with an installation CD.

I went through all of that pain (and got it to work with Windows XP) mainly because the alternative was that I paid 50 dollars for a piece of plastic.

Infact I was kind of planning on writing a tutorial about how I got the damn thing to work, but never got around to it.




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