Originally Posted by blackbird34608
I have the latest beta drivers installed and no matter what I doo I can not get the GT to work in media center (windows 7 x64). When I run through the automatic setup is says its a set top box but it cant find and IR blaster. When I run through the manual setup and tell it that I dont have a cable box and that it is on cable and not satellite, it never finds any channels. The onair software works OK though. Any thoughts?
The reasons not to use media center vs. OnAir's capture program are many, but the most important to me is that OnAir will capture ALL the streams in a channel. On my cable carrier, TWC, that means that CBS, NBC, & CW; FOX, ABC & KCAL; or KCET, KOCE, & KCOP can be captured simultaneously. What little I know of media center leads me to believe it will not support this feature. I use 2 OnAir Creators to capture 6 OTA HDTV stream simultaneously because of the way that TWC stacks them in their cable channels. No STB required, no media center required. The community fee for this is $17.70 per month. This has worked using WinXP, Vista, and now Win7.
On Jan 17, 2010, during the 3 hours between 8/11 PM, I was able to capture the Golden Globe Awards (NBC rerun), "60 minutes (CBS)," "Cold Case (CBS)," the movie "Blown Away (CW)," "Human Target (FOX)," "24 (FOX)," "Desperate House Wives (ABC)," and "Brothers & Sisters (ABC)."
So, I'd suggest ignoring media center, if you're a cable subscriber.