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post #361 of 550
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Originally Posted by KiddHD View Post

I'm recording via HDMI video and audio.

It's on all my channels when I record via 1080i.

If I use any other connection besides HDMI or if I change the resolution to something other than 1080i it doesn't do It.

I was just hoping someone with both a colossus and directv would be nice enough to hook it up via HDMI, record via 1080i and see if they experience the same problems.

Also I would like to state that I have a series 22 receiver and I'm using 20mbs/24mbs max bit rate.

I'm curious. Is it there in the preview? That is, in Showbiz for example, does it show up when you are looking at the content live, or does it only show up in the captures?
post #362 of 550
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Originally Posted by KiddHD View Post


I was just hoping someone with both a colossus and directv would be nice enough to hook it up via HDMI, record via 1080i and see if they experience the same problems.

I will try it later when I get home. I have HR24-100.
post #363 of 550
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Originally Posted by KiddHD View Post

I'm recording via HDMI video and audio.

It's on all my channels when I record via 1080i.

If I use any other connection besides HDMI or if I change the resolution to something other than 1080i it doesn't do It.

I was just hoping someone with both a colossus and directv would be nice enough to hook it up via HDMI, record via 1080i and see if they experience the same problems.

Also I would like to state that I have a series 22 receiver and I'm using 20mbs/24mbs max bit rate.

OK I try get time look at this my series 24
post #364 of 550
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Originally Posted by Zon2020 View Post

I'm curious. Is it there in the preview? That is, in Showbiz for example, does it show up when you are looking at the content live, or does it only show up in the captures?

Most of the time it is. When it shows in the preview of showbiz or win7, it shows in the cap. When it's not in the preview of both programs, it still shows....
post #365 of 550
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Originally Posted by MozartMan View Post

I will try it later when I get home. I have HR24-100.

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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

OK I try get time look at this my series 24

@ both

I greatly appreciate you guys taking the time to check this out for me.

I really hope it's just my card, which I could in turn just return and get another one (I still have 15 more days to do so).

Also outta curiosity are you guys series 24 protected or unprotected. Non of my channels are, but even at that I doubt it's my receiver as I also have a blackmagic intensity pro in my same rig and it doesn't pick up that nasty blue line.


It really sucks as I can't find a software program to work with the intensity that will allow me to record reasonable size files (all record at @50-70mbs per second) and with the Hauppauge I'm having this issue with the blue line on the left side.

Anyone know how my the SkyHD card cost and how it compares to the two cards I already got?
post #366 of 550
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Originally Posted by KiddHD View Post

Most of the time it is. When it shows in the preview of showbiz or win7, it shows in the cap. When it's not in the preview of both programs, it still shows....

One last question. Is there a reason you don't want to use the component/optical from your DirecTV DVR? Really, it produces a product equal to the original DirecTV picture and sound. There's no audio beyond DD anyhow from the DirecTV box, so I just wondered why the HDMI was important to you.
post #367 of 550
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Originally Posted by KiddHD View Post

@ both

I greatly appreciate you guys taking the time to check this out for me.

I really hope it's just my card, which I could in turn just return and get another one (I still have 15 more days to do so).

Also outta curiosity are you guys series 24 protected or unprotected. Non of my channels are, but even at that I doubt it's my receiver as I also have a blackmagic intensity pro in my same rig and it doesn't pick up that nasty blue line.

KiddHD,

I have good news, or bad news for you (depends from what perspective you look at it).

I connected my HR24 to my Colossus card via HDMI cable and recorded 3 minutes of the animated movie that was already recorded on HR24's hard drive from HBO when it was open for 5 days free preview. Recorded without any problem, which means it is not protected. And I got that blue line too.

So, here is my take on it.

1. It may be fault of all manufactured Colossus cards when recording via HDMI. In order to find that out we need another capture card with HDMI capture functionality.

2. It is probably broadcast this way when connected digitally with HDMI. It is probably used for some overhead information, or to transmit HDCP signal to lock recording abilty (just wild guess).

Then I recorded the same 3 minutes via component. Quality is identical in both times HDMI and component and is outstanding. And I couldn't find any differences in quality compare to original DTV broadcast.

So, don't pull your hair out of your head. It is probably suppose to be that way. If your TV has little bit of overscan you will not see it. It is only visible when playing on computer.
post #368 of 550
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I tryed 4 hours today and on my H24 non DVR model I don't see any blue line how ever do see a odd line in same area it probably just some overhead information which in same place as CC is on Analog Tuner or possable the HDMI cable I don't used the one that come with setup box.
Other then that if you ask me don't worry about becuase all TV have little bit of overscan any way even LCD so never see it that way it just that PC Video card or the PC Monitor where you end see it becuase all Hauppauge PVR card are full frame with no crop.
post #369 of 550
Hi all, I have a Core i3-540 Clarkdale build using onboard graphics and 2 GB of Ram. I recently added a Colossus to my setup to watch TV using 7MC. Now, every once in a while, the display just freezes (no BSOD or other crash indicators). If a video is playing, the sound crashes as well (I am using HDMI to my TV.) I dont recall having this probelm before installing the Colossus, so any help would be appreciated. I have tried changing C settings and EIST on the CPU with no luck. I have to say that when I stream TV or video to my Xbox, there are no issues at all.
post #370 of 550
Trying to figure out the channel changing of the Colossus. I'm running it under Media Center with a U-verse box. I installed IR Server Suite and used the config SHS posted in #179.

My first question is should I be using the blaster that came with and plugs into the card? Or blasters plugged into the MCE usb receiver? Or either should work?

Second, I remember seeing instructions on a command line way to send IR for testing purposes. Can't remember where I saw that, and whether it was for the Hauppauge IR program or IR Server Suite.
post #371 of 550
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Trying to figure out the channel changing of the Colossus. I'm running it under Media Center with a U-verse box. I installed IR Server Suite and used the config SHS posted in #179.

My first question is should I be using the blaster that came with and plugs into the card? Or blasters plugged into the MCE usb receiver? Or either should work?

Second, I remember seeing instructions on a command line way to send IR for testing purposes. Can't remember where I saw that, and whether it was for the Hauppauge IR program or IR Server Suite.

either should work but I don't know for sure
post #372 of 550
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Originally Posted by geophilips View Post

Hi all, I have a Core i3-540 Clarkdale build using onboard graphics and 2 GB of Ram. I recently added a Colossus to my setup to watch TV using 7MC. Now, every once in a while, the display just freezes (no BSOD or other crash indicators). If a video is playing, the sound crashes as well (I am using HDMI to my TV.) I dont recall having this probelm before installing the Colossus, so any help would be appreciated. I have tried changing C settings and EIST on the CPU with no luck. I have to say that when I stream TV or video to my Xbox, there are no issues at all.

Is that in WinTV or Showbiz?.
One other possable is it maybe video drivers.
post #373 of 550
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Trying to figure out the channel changing of the Colossus. I'm running it under Media Center with a U-verse box. I installed IR Server Suite and used the config SHS posted in #179.

My first question is should I be using the blaster that came with and plugs into the card? Or blasters plugged into the MCE usb receiver? Or either should work?

Second, I remember seeing instructions on a command line way to send IR for testing purposes. Can't remember where I saw that, and whether it was for the Hauppauge IR program or IR Server Suite.

Ok.
Are you just using 1 colossus with the hauppauge MCE plugin?
If so, you should be able to train the Hauppauge IR to do the blasting, the MCE USB receiver will pick up your remote.
post #374 of 550
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Originally Posted by Bigjohns View Post

Ok.
Are you just using 1 colossus with the hauppauge MCE plugin?
If so, you should be able to train the Hauppauge IR to do the blasting, the MCE USB receiver will pick up your remote.

Yes to Q#1

Could you expand on the rest of it? The only thing I've done was to use the IR file tool (in IR Service Suite) to learn the U-verse remote codes.

This whole IR stuff is confusing.
post #375 of 550
Have a look here. HDPVR is very similar to colossus in ALL respects, just one is INTERNAL.
http://www.techlifeweb.com/2010/10/1...-media-center/

I have 4 colossus, so I had to buy the dvblink tools - very worth the 40$....

Also on Hauppauge website here - for users with 1 colossus
http://hauppauge.com/site/support/support_colossus.html
post #376 of 550
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Originally Posted by grittree View Post

Trying to figure out the channel changing of the Colossus. I'm running it under Media Center with a U-verse box. I installed IR Server Suite and used the config SHS posted in #179.

My first question is should I be using the blaster that came with and plugs into the card? Or blasters plugged into the MCE usb receiver? Or either should work?

Second, I remember seeing instructions on a command line way to send IR for testing purposes. Can't remember where I saw that, and whether it was for the Hauppauge IR program or IR Server Suite.

I'd recommend using the MCE receiver/blaster, if you have that already. I'm using that with a single Colossus on WMC, and it works flawless. And yes you need the listed IR Server Suite for the blasting part. There is no need for dvblink, if you only have one Colossus.

One note about drivers, you may need to try different drivers, as the latest might not be the best (I'm still using 29168, which is a bit older), especially if you plan to use the digital audio input. A number of people have reported problems with loss of audio for recordings. Therefore try a different driver, if you encounter problems on the audio side.
post #377 of 550
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Originally Posted by Rico66 View Post

I'd recommend using the MCE receiver/blaster, if you have that already. I'm using that with a single Colossus on WMC, and it works flawless. And yes you need the listed IR Server Suite for the blasting part. There is no need for dvblink, if you only have one Colossus. ...

Can you elaborate further on that statement? I am not questioning it, but I am trying to see how it fits into my plans. I am using only one Colossus, with plans to eventually use my now idle HD-PVR, or perhaps another Colossus, with a second directv box. I have the dvblink for Colossus, which I am using with the dvblink server to incorporate the output of my directv box into Media Center. I was not aware there was apparantly another way to do it.
post #378 of 550
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Originally Posted by mobilelawyer View Post

Can you elaborate further on that statement? I am not questioning it, but I am trying to see how it fits into my plans. I am using only one Colossus, with plans to eventually use my now idle HD-PVR, or perhaps another Colossus, with a second directv box. I have the dvblink for Colossus, which I am using with the dvblink server to incorporate the output of my directv box into Media Center. I was not aware there was apparantly another way to do it.

Which statement are you questioning? For IR I'm actually not sure how good the blaster that comes with the Colossus works. I simply use an external blaster, because I used to have a HD PVR and for that the external blaster worked much better. Since I had an external blaster, I never tried the one that came with the Colossus (so you should try this one, if you don't have an external blaster.

Regarding dvblink, the WMC support that Hauppauge ships (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/softw..._mce_29271.zip) does not require dvblink. At the moment only one Colossus is supported by this software.
post #379 of 550
As I said, not questioning, just inquiring. Does anyone know whether the Hauppauge native WMC software can be hooked it into the IP channel changing program for directv?

Also, is there a way to do the same with WinTV? Thanks in advance!
post #380 of 550
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

Is that in WinTV or Showbiz?.
One other possable is it maybe video drivers.

The strange thing is it does not only happen in WMC [I only use that, but I use WinTV just to run Extend to stream to my iPad.]. It can happen on the desktop or in Chrome when playing a Flash video. It does not happen without the Colossus plugged in. I have (I believe) isolated it down to some incompatibility or conflict between the Colossus and the Intel graphics. However, updating and rolling back the drivers do not seem to have done the trick.

I am at the point of giving up and getting a new Graphics Card, but just wanted to see if anyone else had faced similar issues.
post #381 of 550
I'm pretty new to the Colossus, so pardon me if I'm unaware of something common. I've been reading around trying to figure out the best set up I can use for recording. One thing I've found that bugs me, is it seems the images look too fast, whether recording or just watching. They almost look like the output from a 120hz tv if that makes sense. Is there any settings I can adjust to make the image more natural?
post #382 of 550
I have been using the Colossus for several months (and the HD PVR for much longer) and have never seen anything like you describe. The recording bit rate setting will affect quality if it is set too low. Try 12-15MB/sec to see if that improves things.
post #383 of 550
Okay, here's a comparison.

http://www.mediafire.com/?081lfybt3de3uf0



The youtube clip shows how the trucks are supposed to look and their natural movement. The clip captured from the colossus just looks off to me, like it's got some kind of processing on it.
post #384 of 550
Thread Starter 
The only I seeing in your clip it look like a tab bit to much brightness other then it play back just fine
post #385 of 550
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Originally Posted by Howard_Roark View Post

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.

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.

Struggled with wmc setup until I found this post. I did have to swap steps 9 and 10 to get wmc service to run. Step 10 first then step 9. Now I have fully functioning wmc. My channel count was around 392 for Shaw digital Vancouver. Thanks for the post.
post #386 of 550
I have the Colossus set up to record off Directv box via HDMI. No problems, so far everything seems to work and the IR blaster is changing the channels.I use the TitanTV guide that came with WinTV7.

Problem/question:
(1) When I open the TitanTV guide and select a channel to record, i get a pop-up box saying "Do you want to Open or Save program.tvpl from partners.titantv.com".
I know I have to open the file to get the recording set. Maybe this is normal (no one else commented on it). If I choose to save it, nothing records - so it has to be opened. Is everyone getting this? I'd rather not get the pop-up box and just get the recording scheduled/setup.

(2) Can a TV Series be scheduled (to record every epiodsode - such as automaticlally start recording channel XX on Tuesday at 8PM)?

I see when I click on the TV show, a window open with some choices. Besides "Record" there is "Reminder", Calendar", and "Favorites". If I select Calendar, I get the pop-up box message "Do you want to Open or Save Reminder.ics from partners.titantv.com". But when I click open, windows does not recognize the file ".ics" and can't do anything. Windows wants me to search for a program to open an ics file.
What is this all about? EDIT: I found out the ".ics" is Outlook Calendar. If this program is on your computer, "Calendar in TitanTV" puts a reminder in Outlook (although I don't know if it just reminds you to manually record or does something to start a recording).

Should I be able to schedule a Series?

I use Win7 32bit, have the latest (beta) drivers installed, and I have Showbiz installed and upgraded (although I don't see any purpose in it - yet). I do not use Windows Media Center (I use JRiver Media Center for TV watching and playback).

Thanks.
post #387 of 550
this thread seems to be about direct tv from the last page i have read i to have a colossus and have had it for one week now. i dont have the abilty to record now as i am away from home currently on business but i have been wondering when i return home ....

i have time warner and i am curious if twc users have to record in component or hdmi.

anyone have any input if time warner protects their digital content?
post #388 of 550
I have had the Colossus for a couple of months but continue to have problems recording. After only about 15 minutes or so, the audio and video get out of sync. I am using Toslink in and recording 5.1 audio and started with the hight res video and even dropped back to 9 M/s, no change. When I am successful, when writing to disk, the sync issue is even more pronounced on the disk created. Am using Uverse as source and using a I7-2600 computer. I have tried both Arcsoft and WinTV, any suggestions? Thanks for the help.
post #389 of 550
Did you try the Colossus Beta driver yet?
post #390 of 550
Using wintv7_cd_2.4d
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