For 3 weeks now I've been struggling with getting a new factory-built-and configured HTPC to work with Haupauge 1250 tunerS, and Charter cable. For an hour or so, HTPC Tech support has remotely rechecked / configured the HTPC with SSD and 2 TB HD, and says it is fine. He's installed Hauppague 1250's in other builds with no problem. So maybe the issue is with the "kind" of Charter cable I have.
10 years ago, for some reason Charter installed "hard line" cable directly into my home, not coax, though it's coax around the house and into the TV and HTPC.. t. My 2012 Panasonic LED TV tunes in 17 HD stations and lots of analog stations. With WMC and the Hauppauge 1250 , I only get analog stations. With Happag Win TV installed, I tune ALL 17 HD & analog stations
When using WMC, HTPC blue-screen crashes erratically every, 3 hours, 9 minutes, 12 hours, often overnight.. With the Happague software COMPLETELY removed, I get NO crashes-- and no TV. Happague sent me a different style number 1250 which improved analog pic quality and crashed a little less at first. I've reinstalled the Happag drivers and software 3 times now.
Other variables, I'm using Logitech wireless Mouse & Keyboard. And WMC selects Charter Analog and Digital Cable in setup. Then I get NO more channels when I do the SCAN, and I've done it 4 times. But again WINTV gets lots of channels. I did at one point figure out how to add a diigital channel to WMC, but that may also have been because WINTV was loaded, which MAY be contributing to the crashing.
HTPC tech support is suggesting a different company tuner card, or GIVE UP, that there's something unusually quirky about my situation ?????. Honestly, they and the Happag have been great. I'm just thinking one of you out there might have a different view or experience of something that's creating the crashes.. I'm going to try Happag tech support one more time, but I'd appreciate your ideas, and what to press them about. I did try selecting "antennae cable" in WMC setup and let the tuner card just "find " the channels the same way the Panasonic TV did, but WMC didn't "find" any channels. Or is it something with the Charter hard line, basic service??
Again, the computer runs crashLESS when WMC is off and there are no scheduled recordings. Ideas??? If you can help fix this it'll be big kudo's from HTPC royalty(the manufacturer), 'cause they and Happag seem to be stumped.