I've read about 80% of this thread (an elsewhere on the net) trying to find a good answer to this question...
1) Is there a way to just watch live tv using the HD PVR? I mean, I know there is a way. I can open up the record mode of Total Media Extreme and just let it sit there (not recording), but I was wondering if there is a more stream-lined method -- an app I can maximize to the screen or that is more minimal. I tried to get VLC to do it, but encountered an error and went to bed since it was late. I'm going to try again later tonight, but wanted to throw this out.
2) On a different note, what might I be doing wrong with the IR Blaster? I have the BlasterConfig app set up correctly, because it will change the channel on my DirecTV HR20-100 box. However, anything pressed on the remote doesn't register with the DirecTV box, just the computer. For example, I can change the volume and mute the computer. I can even bring up the task switcher on the computer. But I can't seem to figure out how to send the channels to the DirecTV box.
I'm using Windows Vista x64 Enterprise if that makes any difference with the last issue. Thanks!