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Possible to share tuner from DCR-2650 or HVR-2250 over network?

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I know it's possible on some tuners to share one tuner over a network so another HTPC can use it. Is this possible with either the Hauppauge DCR-2650 or HVR-2250?

Thanks for you help!
post #2 of 7
You can use Hauppauge Extend but it only works with their WinTV tuner app on the 2250 tuner. WinTV tuner is crap because it doesn't have an EPG.
post #3 of 7
Yea, WinTV Extend works with analog and QAM tuners, but not with cablecard tuners, as they only work with Media Center. Hauppauge has stated they are working on a solution to share the cablecard tuner over a network, but Hauppauge is very slow at putting out any updates.
post #4 of 7
You can share it to a media center extender or XBOX, if you are running Windows Media Center.
post #5 of 7
Any new updates to this? I know it's an old thread but this is what i'm looking to do. Hate to buy to buy Digital boxes for occasional use TVs so i thought i could leverage my DCR-2650 on my HTPC in my living room to watch TV in my office or Bedroom.
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Any new updates to this? I know it's an old thread but this is what i'm looking to do. Hate to buy to buy Digital boxes for occasional use TVs so i thought i could leverage my DCR-2650 on my HTPC in my living room to watch TV in my office or Bedroom.

Just get an extender. You can get an XBOX on ebay for under $80. It is perfect for occasional use.
post #7 of 7
What about for more than occasional use? Have you done anything with Media Portal?
I initially started setting that up for use as a backend and XBMC for a front end but there isn't a great free EPG and once i tried WMC it was pretty good and easy to setup so i stopped there. Now that i've moved to a house that requires 1 - 2 more TVs i need to expand the setup.

I've also looked at the HD HomeRun but don't want to have to give up on my DCR-2650 which isn't that old.
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