First, congrats on a great alternative to MCE!
I installed 1.1.5 last night with the intent of using it instead of Vista Ultimate's resource hogging MCE - but I've struck a speedbump along the way.
The install was routine, but when I tried to set it up for my Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick (330e) GBPVR refuses to recognise it. When I checked the box marked "Only show devices detected in this machine", it told me "No known cards detected", even though the Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick is listed as a supported device. When I select this manually (or various other possible types), it generates the following error when I try to do the channel mapping (after forcing a "Map digital channels to EPG channels"):
GB-PVR was unable to start the BDA device you have configured. Check the device is configured properly, and not already in use. (Reason: Failed to locate configured BDA capture device)
At first I had the device connected through a powered USB hub (its status is always reported as "Sleeping") so I thought I'd connect it through a motherboard USB socket, but this made no difference (MCE recognises the device no matter where it is connected).
I've also searched for other posts referring to this specific device, but the only ones I saw are quite old and refer to the master file now being updated, which makes me think that this device should work straight off.
So one possibility that has occurred to me is that I need to install some additional drivers for the device beyond Pinnacle's MCE drivers.
As I've managed to get an EPG scraper working nicely, thanks to a number of excellent posts (the correct detail even shows up on screen), the only other possibility that I can think of is that some Vista MCE service may be preventing GBPVR from recognising the device.
If anyone can offer any suggestions for sorting this, I'd be very grateful indeed.
And while I'm here, I have another set-up query: is there is any way to use the cute little remote that came with the Pinnacle device - or perhaps an older Pinnacle remote that came with an older analogue PCI card? The PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick has its own built-in IR receiver, but I've only ever been able to get that to work with Pinnacle's own (atrocious and unuseable) software. Any tips here would also be welcome.
Thanks & best regards