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MediaPortal Version: Latest, 1.0 Downloaded yesterday

Windows Version: Vista Home Premium (all windows updates complete)

CPU Type: Pentium D920 (dual 2.8ghz)

HDD: PATA 120gb Western Digital & SATA 1tb Hitachi

Memory: 2gb DDR2

Motherboard: Asus P5wd2-P

Video Card: X1900XT

Video Card Driver: Latest, downloaded yesterday

Sound Card: Internal/onboard

1. TV Card: Happauge 1800

Satelite/CableTV Provider: US Cable

HTPC Case: Thermaltake DH101

Cooling: Stock

Power Supply: Antec 650w

Remote: iMon remote supplied with Thermaltake case

TV: 2000 Panasonic RPTV (HD 720p & 1080i) with no HDMI

TV - HTPC Connection: Compnent (y, pb, pr)



I have done everything step by step. I am trying to configure the TV-Server now, and having issues. Under TV Servers, HTPC1 (name of machine) there are two card options listed:


ATSC Happauge WinTV 885 BDA Tuner

Analog Happauge WinTV 885 Tuner


I cannot get any channels on "scan for channels" with either of these cards... Did I connect everything correctly?



Cable TV source --> CoAx ---> Cable TV Set Top Box


Cable TV Set Top Box -->Svideo & RCA Audio--> SVid /RCA input on Happauge


Radeon X1900XT -->Component (RGB)/RCA Audio--> TV Component in
 

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even with the WinTV app that comes with happauge I cant get any channels.....




I had to have hooked something up incorrectly!
 

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You have Vista Home Premium. You should use their Media Center to see if the 1800 works. I'll guess you installed the Hauppauge driver or it wouldn't show up in MediaPortal. As stated earlier, connect the coax to the Hauppauge input - no cable box -


You should be able to see all your cable providers ANALOG channels via the analog tuner and any unencrytped ATSC via the ATSC tuner. If there's a QAM option on the ATSC scan check it. Also, you'll have to use a splitter to connect your cable to BOTH the Analog input as well as the ATSC digital input. During testing you need to be sure it's connected to the tuner you're scanning.


Does it find the channels during SCAN but you don't see them inside MediaPortal? You have to MAP the channels to the tuner after scanning them before they'll show up outside the TV-Server Config app.
 
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