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post #12091 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post
No, but not much to say when everything works.

I second that!



Question: Is there a way to get Schedules Direct programing information to display when I press the quide button on MyHD's remote control? Currently, I think that I'm getting only data that is sent along with the program - some channels no programming info displays at all.

Just noticed that I have the box check marked "use web EPG" - TitanTV.com. Data is coming from OTA not web?
post #12092 of 12461
Glad to see that everything is well.
post #12093 of 12461
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Originally Posted by a8vdeluxe View Post

Just noticed that I have the box check marked "use web EPG" - TitanTV.com. Data is coming from OTA not web?

No, TitanTV comes from the web. Go to Titan - click here and setup an account. Find the show(s) that interest you, click the show that you want to record, a window will open then click Record button. I always adjust the time so the recording starts 1 minute before the scheduled start time and make the duration a couple of minutes longer. For example, if something starts at 9PM and last 1:00 (1 hour, 0 minutes) I change the start time to 8:59 and duration 1:02 then click OK.

In most cases I modify the title as well, example, the default is Unforgettable which I change to Unforgettable - Heroes or I may do Two and a Half Men to Two and a Half Men - 09262011

TitanTV can be customized in many ways plus you can have several Channel Lineups. I have one Channel Lineup (my default lineup) that only has the listing for PBS programing for the East satellite feed and some of the local channels. Another lineup with all the cable channels and another lineup with all the channels on Dish Network.
post #12094 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

No, TitanTV comes from the web. Go to Titan - click here and setup an account.

Ok maybe guide info is coming from Titan, but why do only half the channels give tv guide info and rest are blank?
post #12095 of 12461
Just noticed that the checking the box or uuchecking the box "use web EPG" has no effect in MyHd configuration? Anyone know why? Also wondering how to tell if tv guide information is coming from channel or Titan?
I checked Titan website and it says: "Please consult your PVR device/software manufacturer to determine which types of TitanTV integration your device supports."
Thought guide date worked within MyHD - anyone else able to view Titan info within MyHD?
post #12096 of 12461
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Originally Posted by a8vdeluxe View Post

Just noticed that the checking the box or uuchecking the box "use web EPG" has no effect in MyHd configuration? Anyone know why? Also wondering how to tell if tv guide information is coming from channel or Titan?
I checked Titan website and it says: "Please consult your PVR device/software manufacturer to determine which types of TitanTV integration your device supports."
Thought guide date worked within MyHD - anyone else able to view Titan info within MyHD?

Hi,

while browsing Titan TV you can schedule a recording by MyHD. As Stated.

A small file will be written that if MyHD is set as the program to handle the file, a capture will be added to MyHD's list.

Titan TV was never a source of listings for MyHD's on screen listings AFAIK.

The original MIT choice was to fill the on screen listings from the stations listing data sent OTA. This was not a very good solution and as part of the discussions I was part of it was discovered that ZAP2IT offered great listings that we could download and replace the TV Stations very poor listings.

Thus CW_EPG was invented while I was off on a foolish effort to write a program that was used very little. (The timing was off by > Twenty Years.)

As I said, TitanTV NEVER supplied listings for MyHD's on screen listings page.

The two possible sources are, the TV Stations Poor Listings and the great ones from SD which CW_EPG inserts into MyHD which 99%+ of the CW_EPG users are very happy with.

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Question: Is there a way to get Schedules Direct programing information to display when I press the quide button on MyHD's remote control?

You just need to set up MyHD and CW_EPG Correctly

SHF
post #12097 of 12461
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Originally Posted by a8vdeluxe View Post

Ok maybe guide info is coming from Titan, but why do only half the channels give tv guide info and rest are blank?

No, there is no program guide info inside MyHD from TitanTV. The TitanTV program guide info is shown in a grid format via your web browser. As I mentioned above, you can schedule your MyHD recordings by using TitanTV.

Program guide info via MyHD is derived from PSIP info transmitted by the station(s). Some do a pretty go job of it, others do not. My local cable co. strips the PSIPs so there is no program guide info on any of the channels (QAM).

SFischer1 mentioned CW_EPG, do a thread search for CW_EPG and see if that is of any interest to you. Also, click here for more info on CW_EPG (Cliff Watson Electronic Program Guide). Schedule info will require a Schedules Direct membership at $25.00 per year, info here. I have not tried CW_EPG so I will be of no help to you.
post #12098 of 12461
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Originally Posted by SFischer1 View Post

Hi,

while browsing Titan TV you can schedule a recording by MyHD. As Stated.

A small file will be written that if MyHD is set as the program to handle the file, a capture will be added to MyHD's list.

Titan TV was never a source of listings for MyHD's on screen listings AFAIK.

The original MIT choice was to fill the on screen listings from the stations listing data sent OTA. This was not a very good solution and as part of the discussions I was part of it was discovered that ZAP2IT offered great listings that we could download and replace the TV Stations very poor listings.

Thus CW_EPG was inverted while I was off on a foolish effort to write a program that was used very little. (The timing was off by > Twenty Years.)

As I said, TitanTV NEVER supplied listings for MyHD's on screen listings page.

The two possible sources are, the TV Stations Poor Listings and the great ones from SD which CW_EPG inserts into MyHD which 99%+ of the CW_EPG users are very happy with.



You just need to set up MyHD and CW_EPG Correctly

SHF

SHF, that is great news. How would you recommend setting up? I just tried changing web EPG button to schedulesdirect.com and that didn't have any effect. Didn't see anything on the MyHD FAQ page.

Homerhd
post #12099 of 12461
Homer, please go to the CW_EPG thread, download the free program, and RTFReadMe. Then post any questions to that thread rather than here.

I think that you'll find it easy to adopt. (And, Wendell, you can try CW_EPG for free by using Schedules Direct's free 7-day trial. I think that you'll find its automated scheduling--which includes file naming with dates, channels, and subtitles--far easier than dealing with TitanTV show-by-show)

BTW, the TitanTV toggle in MyHD is intended to cause the program to launch your browser instead of showing the PSIP EPG table when you click on EPG when the program is not in HD mode (i.e., when viewing the PC desktop). Unlike when running CW_EPG, it does not change what gets put into the EPG table, which depends on what the broadcaster or your cableco decide to send along with the A/V data.
post #12100 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

(And, Wendell, you can try CW_EPG for free by using Schedules Direct's free 7-day trial. I think that you'll find its automated scheduling--which includes file naming with dates, channels, and subtitles--far easier than dealing with TitanTV show-by-show)

Thanks Terry. Actually, CW_EPG has been on one of my Round 2 It's for several years. I plan to read up on it and try it out in November or December. I am sure it is a nice tribute from you and the other programers to our late friend Cliff Watson. I still miss his colorful post.
post #12101 of 12461
I am using MyHD ,old name Hipix , MDP-120 for some 8-9 years I guess , too old...

I am from Portugal and got 1080i recordings from US + Japan during last 10 years , send HDD empty ,HDD back full ... ,some 6 TG of content in glorious 18-20 Mbps .

Now changing machine to Win7 32 bit and will see if all is ok ,otherwise back to XP .

It's amazing to see this thread running for so long .

I even colaborated with Hipix developers in early 2000 , I guess , good old Mark Rehjon .

greetings to everybody from Portugal .

Pedro Belo
post #12102 of 12461
I have a number of VHS and SVHS video tapes I'd like to digitize somehow. I have both a MyHD MDP-120 and MyHD MDP-130 card, both with daughterboards. Currently I have the 120 installed and running. I got the idea that I could probably use the adapter cable that came with the 120 to get the VHS signal into my desktop computer. I finally got around to trying that, goaded by a friend a week ago. Much to my amazement we were able to view a VHS tape (prerecorded in this instance), using the MyHD application. I'm not even sure how I did it now. At least I think I had MyHD running. [Oh, I figured it out. There's a little round button on the Control Panel whose label is "In" and in the drop down I selected SVideo]. I believe I plugged the DVI end of the adapter cable into a plug on the MyHD card itself to get the video.

At first I didn't hear any audio and it took a while to figure that out. There are audio input jacks on the adapter cable, and I figured that the MyHD card could pass the audio into the computer but that wasn't working. I wasn't hearing anything, then I thought I heard a tiny bit of audio and finally I just unhooked the audio cables from the MyHD supplied adapter cable, left the SVideo cable connected and connected the RCA audio leads to my sound card (the soundcard, a Hercules Game Theater XP, has a breakout box that features a lot of connectivity options). Then I had audio and we watched the tape using my LCD monitor and then my projector, just as if watching TV.

There's a little round button on the Control Panel above and a bit to the right of the one for input selection, that toggles a symbol. I have no idea what that is! Anyone?

I'm wondering if it's possible to make a digital recording, I really really want to do this for several of my VHS and SVHS tapes (I have SVHS VCRs). I don't see the facility for doing this in MyHD, but maybe it's there or there's a way to do this. Thanks for any help.

Edit: Wow, I just pressed the record button on the Control Panel and it's evidently recording the SVideo input! Voila!!! It created an AVI. I'm only hearing one channel, but that's probably because one of the audio in connectors on my sound card's breakout box has intermittent issues. Does someone know how to get the audio in connections on the adapter cable to function?
post #12103 of 12461
AHHH! Somebody drive a stake into that thing, pleeez!!!

Muse, go to Fry's and buy the (analog) video-to-USB thingie that they have on sale this week for $5 net of a rebate. That will work far better than the MDP-1x0 for analog capture.
post #12104 of 12461
I recall Cliff Watson commenting on the poor analog capabilities of the MyHD cards, and IIRC, he asked MIT to either do a better job supporting analog or remove it.

I have been digitizing old tapes using an ATI 650 and ChrisTV, and have been very happy with the results. ChrisTV has support for a lot of different devices. Unfortunately, it's not free.

http://www.chris-tv.com/cards.html

-Dave

Edit: As Terry points out, try the Fry's device first:

http://www.frys.com/onlineads/000150...xA?plu=5901074
post #12105 of 12461
Quote:
Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

AHHH! Somebody drive a stake into that thing, pleeez!!!

Muse, go to Fry's and buy the (analog) video-to-USB thingie that they have on sale this week for $5 net of a rebate. That will work far better than the MDP-1x0 for analog capture.

Hmm. ATM they cannot/won't ship this, it's only available for in-store pickup. My nearest is Concord, a 33+ mile round trip. I guess I could do it.

Is the card's facility for doing this so bad as to make that trip necessary? I watched a couple of minutes of the AVI capture of an SVHS prerecorded movie and it seemed alright. My only obvious issue was the iffyness of one of the audio channels, which is because of an evident occasional discontinuity in one of the audio in jacks for my sound card.

Does anyone have an idea how I can get the audio in jacks on he MyHD adaptor cable to function?

Also, what exactly were the issues that Cliff Watson was complaining about vis a vis the MyHD cards' handling of analog video recording?
post #12106 of 12461
Google to the rescue, Muse. There are many inexpensive tools for analog capture that do a better job and are far easier to use.

Suffice to say that MyHD is the wrong tool for the job. Unless you just enjoy the challenge, give it up. (And if you want the challenge, please start your own thread to discuss your travails. This is topica non grata on this thread)
post #12107 of 12461
Can you give me even a hint of why the results that the MyHD card gives are inadequate? Evidently the USB device linked will give me the ability to make a DVD, and I suppose that might be a significant advantage. Is that all? Please don't fire that canon at me, I'm not so very off topic here, seems to me. I'm not asking for an exhaustive discussion, just a few words more than "this sucker ain't good."
post #12108 of 12461
One LAST hint: See the MetaFAQ sticky thread.
post #12109 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

One LAST hint: See the MetaFAQ sticky thread.

Unfortunately that thread is no longer sticky, but it appears that Muse already posted in that thread that he was happy with analog:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...50#post8072250

-Dave
post #12110 of 12461
Ha! Why so he did! Guess you'll have to transport yourself back to 2006, & discuss it with yourself, Muse!
post #12111 of 12461
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Originally Posted by DPlettner View Post

Unfortunately that thread is no longer sticky, but it appears that Muse already posted in that thread that he was happy with analog:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...50#post8072250

-Dave

Thanks. That concerned recording TV from an analog TV signal. However this is somewhat different. I still haven't figured out why I'm not hearing any audio when plugging the audio out from my VCR into the audio in jacks of the loop back cable supplied with the MyHD MDP-120.
post #12112 of 12461
Yes, they're somewhat different but you can get an idea of how good/bad the result of one will be from looking at the other. The difficulty in getting the audio cabling and switches set correctly is one of the things that Cliff was complaining about. It's really a matter of looking at all the options and making sure to choose a compatible set from the many possibilities.
post #12113 of 12461
I figured that the answer might be in the manual and I went to print it out yesterday but my printer of 18 years (HP4M) malfunctioned. I guess I can maybe find out something from the PDF itself, searching on "analog" or "loop" or "loopback or "loop back."

If worst comes to worst I can route the audio through my sound card. One set of audio inputs (the most convenient) has one channel cutting out, so it's a hassle. However, I figure I can work around that. Thing is, I don't do this kind of thing a lot. It's been years that I've intended to digitize some of my video tapes. It was only the fact that my friend had brought over one of his prized tapes that got me off my butt to actually attempt to do it now. If I were going to do it a lot I would maybe get a USB device as suggested. However, the reviews of the Siig device linked at Frys as seen at Amazon are pretty terrible for the most part.
post #12114 of 12461
I had to re-install XP, about 2 weeks ago. I ran MYHD_App_Drv_v1.66.1E and then the update MyHD_App_Drv_Update_v1.66.1.1. Lastly, I loaded the Ant channels list and the cable channels list and configured some settings. Everything is working fine until a few days ago when I went to use the remote - it didn't work. I thought the batteries were dead so today I put in new batteries. The remote still doesn't work. The only thing that does work is when I press the power button on the remote, the app runs - that's it. Someone else had the same problem awhile back:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&&#post7774100

but i think they were running Vista. I tried a different USB port -same thing. I tried what was posted earlier, windows firewall is diabled, I'm using Zonealarm and the MyIRC is on the exception list. The only thing I can think of is I had the IR unit plugged into the USB port when I ran the App/Driver program. I don't know what else to do but re-install the driver (MyHD_DRV_v1.66.1).
post #12115 of 12461
From your description it's not clear whether or not the remote was working when you first did the reinstallation. I'm guessing that it was untested at that point and perhaps the installation was flawed. I suggest that you try the full installation again (1.66.1E plus the roll-up patch 1.66.1.1) making sure that the remote is attached to the port you intend it to be used on during the installation.
post #12116 of 12461
Morpheus_Rising, does the MyIRC icon show up in your tray icons? If not do what Terry suggested. I would uninstall MyHD, restart computer, make sure IR receiver is plugged in, install software and restart computer. The MyIRC icon should now be in your tray, right click the icon and select Config MyIRC and make sure the Do not use IR receiver and the Do not use MyHD remote controller are NOT checked.
post #12117 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

From your description it's not clear whether or not the remote was working when you first did the reinstallation. I'm guessing that it was untested at that point and perhaps the installation was flawed. I suggest that you try the full installation again (1.66.1E plus the roll-up patch 1.66.1.1) making sure that the remote is attached to the port you intend it to be used on during the installation.

The remote was working perfectly with the previous installation. Not sure what happen this time.

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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Morpheus_Rising, does the MyIRC icon show up in your tray icons? If not do what Terry suggested. I would uninstall MyHD, restart computer, make sure IR receiver is plugged in, install software and restart computer. The MyIRC icon should now be in your tray, right click the icon and select Config MyIRC and make sure the “Do not use IR receiver” and the “Do not use MyHD remote controller” are NOT checked.

The MyIRC icon is on the taskbar. I check under config MyIRC and both of those options “Do not use IR receiver” and the “Do not use MyHD remote controller” are not checked. It looks like I'm going to have to re-install the app and driver.
post #12118 of 12461
You can also try in this order the following 3 remediations:

1. Remove, wait a bit, reinsert USB connector for MyIRC.
If that fails, then
2. Delete MyIRC device in Device Manager, then Scan for new Hardware (in DM).
If that fails, then
3. Update driver of MyIRC device in DM, choose manual (do not search), navigate to folder where latest MyIRC driver is unzipped and select .inf found there.
If those all fail, then do the reinstallation from ground zero.
post #12119 of 12461
Terry, Guys, I know this thread has not had any activity in a long time but I've encountered my first real hiccup/glitch with the MDP-130 and hope you read this.

For you long term members, you know I've been using Windows 2000 Pro,
recently I've decided to try some unofficial upgrades and to save my fingers
I'm just going to copy and paste and you can read the same cry for help
I made over there at:

http://www.ryanvm.net/forum/viewtopi...=122970#122970

""........
I'll try to find it, mine is old.
EDIT: OK, got it but two problems now,
after copy over I got a dialogue

"Cannot copy msvcp71.dll..there has been a sharing violation...the
source or destination file may be in use"

So I noticed yours has a date stamp of 2007.
Mine, or the one still residing has a date stamp of
25/12/2008 size 488 kb to your 492.

Second, it has affected my MyHD MDP-130 that is in this machine,
the remote control pickup still functions but the main app stalls loading
with a dialogue box saying
"MyHD_Eng
Failed to create empty document"

Does the UURollup use any elements of W7?
For in W7, it can only function in XP mode and you do know what
versions of 7 supports that,eh?
My only guess is that your unofficial kernels act like XP and it may be
the currently installed [the driver]app was installed for NT 5.0, not 5.1.
Just my hunch, won't be able to test that until tomorrow but may need
to be re-installed so it can function as if it were going into a XP machine.

I'll have to pose a query over at the AV Science forum, MDP-130 subforum
to ask the guys over there if I'm on the right track, further edits here
to come. ""

Am I on the right track? Trying to find my driver CDs. The remote pickup driver is separate from the control panel/main app driver (yes I remember the
version numbers) just trying to remember if I can uninstall just the control
panel with out affecting the remote, then try re-installing hoping that fixes
it.

Just need a little guidance.
Thanks.
post #12120 of 12461
Bruce, try the MetaFAQ link E.6 for guidance: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showp...8&postcount=45

IIRC, the problem cause for that error message is either a corrupted mdb file or lack of write permission to it because it was created under another account.
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