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post #1141 of 1147 Old 07-17-2014, 10:47 AM
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^ When you say your budget is $300 to $450, it's not clear what you currently have, so it's difficult to give you any sort of suggestions. Do you already have a PC you can use for this and the budget is just for things like the sound cards that would be needed or does the budget also need to include purchasing a PC? If it needs to include purchasing a PC AND sound cards to cover enough channels to drive a surround sound system AND a separate stereo system, and quality is important, then I think you're out of luck as just a low end PC will use up the bulk of your budget.
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^ When you say your budget is $300 to $450, it's not clear what you currently have, so it's difficult to give you any sort of suggestions. Do you already have a PC you can use for this and the budget is just for things like the sound cards that would be needed or does the budget also need to include purchasing a PC? If it needs to include purchasing a PC AND sound cards to cover enough channels to drive a surround sound system AND a separate stereo system, and quality is important, then I think you're out of luck as just a low end PC will use up the bulk of your budget.
No, I already have a laptop and desk top, so the computer part is covered. Might be able to tweak my budget aa needed. I have my music stored on a 2TB drive, and a Asus sound card. My budget could go double that!
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Does JRiver Media Center support recording HD from Dish Network with a Hauppauge HDPVR??
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Does JRiver Media Center support recording HD from Dish Network with a Hauppauge HDPVR??
Not sure but I'm using the Hauppauge and recording with Directv.
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Not sure but I'm using the Hauppauge and recording with Directv.
So just to be clear..... you are using an HDPVR and JRiver Media Center to record DirectTV HD content?
How do you configure the channel changing function of the Direct TV box??
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Well I do have a Directv PVR but I don't use it to record - all shows are recorded to my internal hard drives on my PC. You need a windows media center remote control and IR blaster that is connected from the PC to the directv box. There is a setup wizard in JRiver to learn the commands (numbers) that allows JRiver to change channels. Then you can use JRiver to schedule the recordings just like a PVR. It's not the easiest thing to setup but once you get it done it works well.
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Well I do have a Directv PVR but I don't use it to record - all shows are recorded to my internal hard drives on my PC. You need a windows media center remote control and IR blaster that is connected from the PC to the directv box. There is a setup wizard in JRiver to learn the commands (numbers) that allows JRiver to change channels. Then you can use JRiver to schedule the recordings just like a PVR. It's not the easiest thing to setup but once you get it done it works well.
Ok Great! Info!
I have been a long time Windows Media Center user. (About 9 years now) But the Hauppauge HDPVR does Not integrate well with WMC. That's why I was hoping JRiver might work better with the HDPVR. I could never get the channel changing working correctly with my Dish receiver with WMC. I already use an IR blaster with a media center remote with WMC. I will give JRiver a shot. I just wanted to see if anyone else had got the HDPVR to work with JRiver. Thanks again for the info!
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