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post #12241 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

2. Sometime the OSD does not include two sections, and that was the case here. The right hand section which includes the time was missing. I've seen this on the other machine at times.
You need to set up desired elements in Config.
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3. I had the idea that I wanted to use my PJ, and its HDMI input, so I enabled DVI output in the MyHD control panel and connected the daughterboard to the PJ (through a couple of switches I have used successfully with my other machine). However, I wasn't getting a signal from the daughterboard. Do I have to disconnect the VGA cable (that goes to my desktop monitor) to get the signal from the DVI of the daughterboard?
I suspect that your HDMI devices need to have the +5 V on the "Ready" pin (I forget which one that is). IIRC, it was Dave Plettner who discovered this and provided a work around some years back.
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I just noticed the Input button on the remote. Do I have to press that to toggle the VGA and DVI output?
Nope, that has to do with what INPUT MyHD is displaying, not what it uses for OUTPUT.
post #12242 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Teeps View Post

As we stubbornly cling to MyHD...
I wish MIT would get back into the game.

Me too, and come out with a next generation MyHD.
post #12243 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

Me too, and come out with a next generation MyHD.

+1 ....... I'd gladly pay 300 for one. wink.gif
post #12244 of 12461
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Originally Posted by ccrider2 View Post


+1 ....... I'd gladly pay 300 for one. wink.gif

Hi,

 

MyHD into the Twilight Zone - General Discussion

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=817166

 

Nani

post #12245 of 12461
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Originally Posted by SFischer1 View Post

Hi,

MyHD into the Twilight Zone - General Discussion
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=817166

Nani

Last post post #36 of 36 6/6/07......

The card lives on, in all it's under-developed but deserved glory.........Dreams of the 'Super TiVo' will remain elusive.
post #12246 of 12461
Indeed. I had high hopes for the TViX M6620N as a TiVo alternative for those of us allergic to subscriptions and boxes that draw 40+ watts 24/7 for no good reason, but its manufacturer (same as FusionHDTV tuners) has been deathly quiet for the last 6 months. frown.gif
post #12247 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

You need to set up desired elements in Config.
I looked and looked. I see only Show channel number and Show channel name (both of which I have enabled). I've seen this happen with MyHD (rarely) when I was using the 120 in my main HTPC, and it changed to the typical OSD information later, after a restart of the machine perhaps.
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

I suspect that your HDMI devices need to have the +5 V on the "Ready" pin (I forget which one that is). IIRC, it was Dave Plettner who discovered this and provided a work around some years back.
I'm using the same displays that were displaying the MyHD 120+daughterboard successfully from my main midtower, and are displaying the MyHD 130+daughterboard successfully now from the same machine. What I didn't do was screw down the DVI cable's connector to the back of the daughterboard, just shoved it on there, because it was a temporary configuration... that might have made a difference. I'll revisit this, and I'm sure I can get it working somehow. What I will do is affix a DVI-HDMI cable correctly to the 120 daughterboard and plug the HDMI end to my switch on those rare occasions when I use the 120 to make a recording (I'll only do this when I want to record two simultaneous broadcasts, something that only happens once in a while.
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Nope, that has to do with what INPUT MyHD is displaying, not what it uses for OUTPUT.
Makes sense... thanks!
Edited by Muse - 9/25/12 at 1:10pm
post #12248 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Muse View Post

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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

You need to set up desired elements in Config.
I looked and looked. I see only Show channel number and Show channel name (both of which I have enabled). I've seen this happen with MyHD (rarely) when I was using the 120 in my main HTPC, and it changed to the typical OSD information later, after a restart of the machine perhaps.
Huh?confused.gif I see many optional elements:
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

I suspect that your HDMI devices need to have the +5 V on the "Ready" pin (I forget which one that is). IIRC, it was Dave Plettner who discovered this and provided a work around some years back.
I'm using the same displays that were displaying the MyHD 120+daughterboard successfully from my main midtower, and are displaying the MyHD 130+daughterboard successfully now from the same machine. What I didn't do was screw down the DVI cable's connector to the back of the daughterboard, just shoved it on there, because it was a temporary configuration... that might have made a difference. I'll revisit this, and I'm sure I can get it working somehow. What I will do is affix a DVI-HDMI cable correctly to the 120 daughterboard and plug the HDMI end to my switch on those rare occasions when I use the 120 to make a recording (I'll only do this when I want to record two simultaneous broadcasts, something that only happens once in a while.
I thought you didn't have anything connected to the input side of the daughterboard in the present case, whereas you did before.
post #12249 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Huh?confused.gif I see many optional elements:
I thought you didn't have anything connected to the input side of the daughterboard in the present case, whereas you did before.

Ah, I didn't see the OSD tab, my mistake.eek.gif

Well, I did hook up the cable from the DVI output of the video card to the input connection of the daughterboard, but still didn't get any output from the DVI output. I won't have time to deal with it for a few days.
post #12250 of 12461
Do you see a display on the PJ when you hook the new PC's video card's DVI output directly to it? If not, it's perhaps no surprise that the MDP-120 daughterboard also fails. My guess is that the new video card's not providing the "ready" sense voltage that the old PC's card must have had (which the daughterboard passes through but doesn't provide otherwise).
post #12251 of 12461
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Originally Posted by TPeterson View Post

Do you see a display on the PJ when you hook the new PC's video card's DVI output directly to it? If not, it's perhaps no surprise that the MDP-120 daughterboard also fails. My guess is that the new video card's not providing the "ready" sense voltage that the old PC's card must have had (which the daughterboard passes through but doesn't provide otherwise).
I'll make that test if I'm still having a problem when I revisit the problem (within the next few days). Thank you.
post #12252 of 12461
Has anyone here tried the 130 with Win8 RTM update with the XP driver using the the MS
key for switching to desktop mode?
post #12253 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

Has anyone here tried the 130 with Win8 RTM update with the XP driver using the the MS
key for switching to desktop mode?

Hi,

 

Try asking here:

 

MyHD on Vista & W7 - W8 Main Thread

http://www.avsforum.com/t/797208/myhd-on-vista-w7-w8-main-thread/180#post_22350889

 

It will be our first W8 question.

 

SHF

post #12254 of 12461
Thank You
post #12255 of 12461
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Hello,

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post #12256 of 12461
I haven't used the CW_EPG utility but have used MyHD cards for around 8 years. I know CW_EPG has gotten a ton of attention and use by MyHD card (and other card) users and there are huge threads here about it. I'm wondering if I'm missing out on something by not investigating it. Terry says at the beginning of one thread:
- - - -
The Cliff Watson Electronic Program Guide (CW_EPG) is a tool that works cooperatively with the MyHD and FusionHDTV applications and the HD Homerun tuner units to improve your television-scheduling and schedule-viewing experience.
- - - -


I don't currently do any repeat scheduling, IOW all my scheduling is one-time. Currently, I do most of my scheduling by clicking an item in the TitanTV listing that's linked in the MyHD Control Panel (BTW, I've been wondering if it's possible to convert that launch from IE to Firefox, my day in/out browser). Might I still get something out of CW_EPG?
Edited by Muse - 10/29/12 at 7:10am
post #12257 of 12461
CW_EPG is designed specifically to automate repeat scheduling (i.e., "season passes"). However, it can also be used to watch for and record specific subjects ("genres") and name patterns (e.g., football games in which the 49ers are playing), so I suspect that you'd find some value in using it. If you have more than one tuner (e.g., if you put your MDP-120 in one PC and MDP-130 in another) it can also handle collisions between two recording events.
post #12258 of 12461
Terry,

After all these years it looks like I will be building a new Windows 8 (64 bit) computer soon and will lose the ability to use the MDP-130 in that computer. What PCIe ATSC/QAM tuner card would you recommend that will record .TS (.TP) files that are compatible with the MITs and VideoReDo?
post #12259 of 12461
Wendell, AFAIK, all the PCIe tuner cards are capable of capturing to .TS/.TP files, it's just that some software such as Windows Media Center chooses to package the TS in a different wrapper, generally for DRM purposes. So if you use the right software with them (e.g., the $99 version of TSReader, if the bundled app is DRM-crippled) you can make files that the MyHD (or VLC) can play just fine.

CW_EPG handles only the PCI/PCIe cards from DViCo (evidently now dead or on life support, but you can likely still obtain new units in the retail channel, such as our long-time MyHD friend Digital Connection). The DViCo tuners themselves are very good, but their software is quirky, so I'd actually recommend that you consider the other tuner CW_EPG supports, which is the HD Homerun (HDHR). The latter is designed to work on a LAN but can be hooked up to your W8-64 box either via your LAN or directly via a private Ethernet port (as I have done on my systems). Using a separate Ethernet connection (via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter) makes the HDHR behave essentially the same as a USB-connected tuner. In either case CW_EPG can handle scheduling.
post #12260 of 12461
Hi Wendell,

Since you have VideoRedo, you can easily convert WTV files from Win8 Media Center into TS/TP files. In my experience, DRM is only applied to premium channels like Showtime and HBO. Basic cable channels like AMC and FX are not encrypted. However, this can vary by cable system.

I have read that Media Center is a paid add-on for Windows 8 Pro, but can be activated for free until Jan. 31.

I also agree with Terry about the HDHR. It's also probably the most future proof tuner you can get, and it works very well.

-Dave
post #12261 of 12461
Thanks Terry & Dave. Man, this sounds like 3 steps backward, may have to get a motherboard with PCI slot(s) and get the 32 bit Windows 8 and continue using the MDP-130 (assuming it will run in xp mode under Windows 8).

Anyone know of any other PCIe ATSC/QAM tuner cards that will do their own recordings that are editable with VideoReDo and use a Titan TV app to schedule recordings? I am not interested in WMC!
post #12262 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Terry,
After all these years it looks like I will be building a new Windows 8 (64 bit) computer soon and will lose the ability to use the MDP-130 in that computer. What PCIe ATSC/QAM tuner card would you recommend that will record .TS (.TP) files that are compatible with the MITs and VideoReDo?

I made the switch from WinXP x86 to Win7 x64 and had to drop MyHD (MDP-130) in the process. Now doing timeshifting via HDHR as tuners + CW_EPG for scheduling. It works great. I get .ts/.tp raw recordings and edit out commercials in VideoRedo. Had a few setup issues along the way, but they seem to be resolved (took about a month to get sorted out with the help of Terry and others), but everything's been great since the start of the fall TV season.
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post #12264 of 12461
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Terry,
After all these years it looks like I will be building a new Windows 8 (64 bit) computer soon and will lose the ability to use the MDP-130 in that computer. What PCIe ATSC/QAM tuner card would you recommend that will record .TS (.TP) files that are compatible with the MITs and VideoReDo?

64 eh?
See the debate:
http://www.ni.com/white-paper/5709/en
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Originally Posted by Wendell R. Breland View Post

Thanks Terry & Dave. Man, this sounds like 3 steps backward, may have to get a motherboard with PCI slot(s) and get the 32 bit Windows 8 and continue using the MDP-130 (assuming it will run in xp mode under Windows 8).

For the majority of users their life won't be improved by going to 64 (really missing the tweak that allowed 2000/2000 server to access up to 16gig) the only advantage would be PC games that take over everything to run with more RAM and on high end video cards.

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Originally Posted by Vlad Theimpaler View Post

I made the switch from WinXP x86 to Win7 x64 and had to drop MyHD (MDP-130) in the process. Now doing timeshifting via HDHR as tuners + CW_EPG for scheduling. It works great. I get .ts/.tp raw recordings and edit out commercials in VideoRedo. Had a few setup issues along the way, but they seem to be resolved (took about a month to get sorted out with the help of Terry and others), but everything's been great since the start of the fall TV season.

My long range plan is still to build that six-core AMD I mentioned earlier to test the difference between 32 and 64 myself, as the one disc I've acquired of 7 has both. At that time the second MyHD will go into a dedicated, nLight-ed version of XPPro, as I did for the replacement of the old broken down eMachine I had. The only reason for that is to improve performance of my videos, even though I was pleasantly surprised that the modest Sempron 145 handled the .mkv format with ease, no doubt that a multi-core will improve performance of my other tasks as well but for now, I'm sticking with the Sempron. When that time comes, I may need help here with the playlist manager, as the two boxes will be linked directly with a crossover ethernet cable. I have PLM and the others downloaded multiple times but still haven't used them yet, so will still be quite the noob with those MyHD utilities.

I'm scant now but in the new year (if we don't all die on 21-12-2012 rolleyes.giftongue.gif ) and I get the spare change, I'll be looking at buying one or two more MDP-130s on the used market for running in the den/home office, so I can watch TV as I do other things but first will come the actual construction of the new boxes, then checking the sales of monitors.

Wha?eek.gif no "buy it now" option? [gotta look to see if it shows up on ebay.ca]
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Looks like I'm going to miss it, I'll be away from the keyboard at that time. frown.gif

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Edited by browncoat - 12/2/12 at 9:02am
post #12265 of 12461
For any members here:
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Purolator Canada, which is attached to Canada Post.
post #12266 of 12461
Keyboards? Ebay app works great on the phone wink.gif



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post #12267 of 12461
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Originally Posted by browncoat View Post

64 eh?
See the debate:
http://www.ni.com/white-paper/5709/en
The comments go back to 2007 and Vista, so it appears that this is an old article that is periodically refreshed.

I did agree with the article when Windows 7 was released in 2009, but today just about every consumer PC you will see at Best Buy and Fry's has a 64-bit OS. Although it is a small sample and there are many other factors, for the systems I use it seems that the 64-bit version of Win7 is a bit more stable than the 32-bit version.

Has anyone seen any statistics showing the relative number of 32-bit vs 64-bit deployments of Windows 7 (and 8)? I suspect that there are many more deployments of the 64-bit version, but I could be wrong.

-Dave
post #12268 of 12461
Anyhoo.....when the time comes that I can afford it, I expect both MyHDs that I have now and any I buy second hand, will sit in their own
boxes with 32 bit XP light as the host OS (a combination working extremely well in the new AMD).

Then the six-core I'd like to build someday would be a multi-boot workstation, having at least one 64 bit OS.
post #12269 of 12461
Has anyone looked into whether or not Windows 8 has improved legacy support such that one can get a 32-bit driver to install under the 64-bit version?
post #12270 of 12461
Not me. I have only installed Windows 8 in a virtual machine.

At this point I am underwhelmed. I was more excited about Vista.

-Dave
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