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Setting up Fresh Build (WinTV-HVR-2250 help)

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok, so ive just finished my first (hopefully last for a while) HTPC build.

  • SILVERSTONEGrandia Series SST-GD05B-USB3.0
  • ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI
  • Seasonic SS-560KM Active PFC F3, 560W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91, 80Plus Gold Certified, Modular Power Supply
  • Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
  • SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3/US
  • SAMSUNG 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MV-3V4G3/US
  • SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (For the OS)
  • Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (RAID0)
  • Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (RAID0)

Ok so i want the [*] Ceton InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card for Watching Digital Cable TV on the PC, PCI-Express x1 Interface but needed something till i saved for the that, and picked up a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 ( i needed the WMC remote and ir gear and it was on the shelf at Tigerdirect... probably not the best way, but non the less)

Ok my question is, i have my cable box (premium HD content) feeding the WinTV-HVR-2250 via coax... but i cant seem to see any HD in WMC. I think i understand that i cant record HD but I should still be able to see it right? i can see my premium channels (the feed just comes straight out of the cable box.. ) but something is stripping the HD out of it....

thoughts?
post #2 of 5
can't use RF output from cable box...that will only be SD. You'll need an HD capture card to get HD out of cable box to PC.
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hmm so the even with the InfiniTV 4 Quad-tuner Card, I'll need a he capture card as well to get HD? Or is that only because of the cable box (bypassed with the Ceton InfiniTV 4 card)

Sorry I'm new to the cable side of this, trying to read up but it's pretty confusing.
post #4 of 5
With the CableCARD in the InfiniTV4 you can get all the things you can get from a STB without the cost of renting the STB. You can get any clear QAM (non-encrypted) content with the 2250 but it is most likely limited to the locals in HD and everything else in SD.
post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 
Ok cool....that Clearstream up a bit...thanks
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