Originally Posted by inocent
Hey, I'm trying to get the colossus to work with MCE but the tv channel scan stays at 0%? Any suggestions on how to fix it? I tried turning off MCE and then back on but it didn't work. I didn't install the IR blaster, just the driver and MCE setup.
OK.. glad I found this. I actually logged in today to update my experience with my Hauppauge Colossus for documentation purposes regarding your very issue so that someone might find the information helpful. I also experienced the "TV Channel scan frozen at 0%" issue and quickly resolved it. I came to this forum several months ago regarding my new foray into video capture cards. It started ugly (with an AverTV card - nightmare). I returned it and bought the Hauppauge Colossus. Its been a great experience thus far. The one exception is that I found the WinTV 7 software would crash my system occasionally. Crashes occurred when the Colossus was being used whether by WMC or WinT. Crashes went away when I did not install the WinTV software whether on a clean OS or an old installation of Windows 7. I have a test rig I use to find the source of problems and I have determined that the WinTV 7 software, its dll's, and the services it runs is the cause of the infrequent yet annoying crashes. I switched to Windows Media Center and I haven't looked back. Its been amazing for me.
Here's the solution to the TV channel scan problem.
First of all, let me say that I am running the Hauppauge Colossus on a clean installation of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1 fully updated via Windows Update as of May 27, 2011.
After installing Windows I did not install WinTV 7 and have not and will not. Instead, you need to download this - http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/softw...-col-29111.zip
1. Install your Colossus into a PCI slot. Install Windows.
2. Extract the hdpvr-mce-col-29111.zip
file to a folder and browse to that folder with Windows Explorer.
3. Browse to "DRIVER" folder and right-click to Run as Administrator on "HcwDriverInstall.exe".
4. Browse to "IR32" folder and Run as Administrator "IR32.exe" and then "IRBlast.EXE".
5. Browse to "MCE" folder and Run as Administrator "setup.exe".
6. Restart the computer.
7. Click the Start button, click on the "Hauppauge" folder, run "HDPVR MC Setup".
8. In the "WMC Config" tab, tick the box next to "Colossus...".
9. Tick the box next to "Show Advanced Details" and click "Start WMCService".
10. Click "Apply All Changes".
11. Click the Start button, click on the "Hauppauge WinTV" folder, run "BlastCFG" to set up the IR remote.
12. Restart the computer.
13. Run "HDPVR MC Setup" again just to check that the WMCService is running.
14. Run Windows Media Center and the guide should download completely in just a couple of minutes (appx 593 channels with FiOS, although I needed to click the "scan for channels" button a couple of times to fill out the list).
Finishing Steps 7-10 and then restarting the computer is the key to getting Windows Media Player to download your guide properly. Of course if you already have Windows installed and WinTV installed you can still follow the steps above beginning with Step 2 although you might experience infrequent crashes as well. Good luck!