Originally Posted by SHS
You need unistall everthing and used C:\\Hauppauge\\WinTV v7 CD 2.3d\\hcwclear.exe
Did that several times, and still ran into trouble. Question: Are the latest "base" drivers on the Colossus support page the only drivers that are needed for WinTV v.7, so that, after having installed the prior version of WinTV7, one can just install that over the old version and expect it to work? Or does WinTV install addional drivers over and above the "base" drivers in the .zip download on the website?
Then used you disc to install the driver or the one's in C:\\Hauppauge\\WinTV v7 CD 2.3d\\Drivers\\
Did that several times also, removing the old drivers, rebooting, whether instructed to or not, and then re-installing off the 2.3d cd. Ths usaual result was a totally non- functional WinTV, with no tuner avialable, but with the colossus shown in the confiuration tab for TV channels as "available" What finally seemed to work was using hcwclear.exe to remove all drivers and WinTV applications, and installing the latest base drivers and not trying to re-install WinTV.
WinTV 7 work's with it supplied IR Blaster hardware nothing else.
Understood, but not liked!! I had a nice clean front to my HR24, and now it's got the IR transmitter scotch taped over the IR receiver. Glue on the back did not work with HD- PVR, and it does not work with Colossus either.
But the question that I need answered is does Extend work on WinTV 7 for the colossus
? I would like to stream video and set recordings remotely. I am not exlusively a windows media center kind of user.
Finally, a process seems to be grabbing colossus at boot up, and preventing Showbiz from capturing the stream. This had been noticed before, but it was certainly noticable over the weekend when I was wrestling with the above- mentioned problems. The problem could have been a wrong driver, I will admit, but sometimes, when I saw the colossus capture process running, I could end it, and that would free up WinTV and Showbiz to run the streams.
I do not have media center to automoatically start at boot up, so I find it difficult to see how it could have been the culprit.
I need for Showbiz to work properly becuase I have to have a practical method to get shows off my Directv HR 24. If I cannot find a reliable way to do that, I would be better off with the HD-PVR, and might wind up doing the unthinkable: returning colossus and keeping HD-PVR, which as been quite reliable for me, contrary to the experience of some. But I did not buy mine until August of 2010, after all the bugs had been worked out.
Colossus has plenty of bugs to work out. Its video quality is only as good as the HD-PVR, and certainly not better. And with TME 2, HD-PVR is more functiional than Colossus at the present time. For one thing, the promised higer bitrate of the colossus is not yet available as far as I can discern from Showbiz, as it seems to be limited in that program to 8mbs. WinTV, I understand, can go higher, but I cannot get it to work.
Woe is me!!