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    Noob needs helps with setup

    I used GBPVR for several years, but haven't used it in about three years. Recently I decided I wanted to resurrect my old machine but hook it up to the STB in our family room instead of a cable drop in a bedroom. So it's a different configuration than I used to have...especially now with digital - which means there's stuff I'm sure I don't understand.

    I've been reading a lot on the forums and believe I've properly set up everything I nthink I understand. I've installed all the pre-req. software. I've installed WinTV7 and my card shows up in the device screen, (along with an IPTV entry - which I don't know what to do with). I've been able to set up the EPG, and import the channels to the 150 (can't figure out how to get channels on the IPTV).

    I'm using a Hauppauge 150, connected to the STB using the F-type screw connectors on both card and box.

    However, I can only get video and audio (in both WinTV 7 and NPVR) using a fixed channel (3). On all other channels is static. Can you tell me how I can get audio and video and use the 150 as the tuner? (I haven't set up the blaster yet)

    Just FYI - I have other video drops throughout the house and all can get the basic channels (about 70) on regular old TV so I don't think they are scrambled or are digital. AND my STB won't work on any other drop in the house...so I know there's something different about the main drop and all the rest, but I don't know exactly what. Don't know if that info helps or not. Also, I'm in the US, on a Time-Warner system.

    Thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by afriend1 View Post
    I'm using a Hauppauge 150, connected to the STB using the F-type screw connectors on both card and box.

    However, I can only get video and audio (in both WinTV 7 and NPVR) using a fixed channel (3). On all other channels is static. Can you tell me how I can get audio and video and use the 150 as the tuner? (I haven't set up the blaster yet)

    Just FYI - I have other video drops throughout the house and all can get the basic channels (about 70) on regular old TV so I don't think they are scrambled or are digital.
    If you're connecting an STB to your PVR150 (via RF cable), then the STB would only be outputting it's currently tuned channel on a fixed channel (3). When you import your channels, you need to make sure you set the 'input source' to 'fixed-channel' and set the fixed channel to 3. You'd then have

    If you wanted to get basic channels directly, instead of via the STB, then you'd have to have the cable connected directly to the PVR150 (since the STB will only be passing a single channel on it's output RF). You could still connect the STB via composite/svideo to get both types of channels.

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    thanks!

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