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WMC/TV Tuner and Digital Cable Box - Scrambled Signal

  1. #1


    Matthew Guest

    WMC/TV Tuner and Digital Cable Box - Scrambled Signal

    I am having a really hard time and I'm usually fairly good at troubleshooting
    these things. I bought a new Acer Media Center with WMC and Windows Vista
    installed.

    My cable normally comes in through a set top box and then to the TV on a
    normal cable wire, and then goes out of my cable box on either a normal wire
    or component video to my TV. When I hooked up the computer, I connected the
    cable box to the TV tuner card in the computer (YUAN Card) instead. On the
    computer, the signal comes out garbled when I load it in WMC. On the TV, the
    signal comes out fine if I move the cable over.

    I can get the lower channels on the TV Tuner if I connect the cable from the
    wall directly into the TV Tuner card on the computer, bypassing the set-top
    box completely but I can't get the upper channels under any circumstances.

    Anyone have ideas for me? I know so little about this technology that I
    don't know where to start. I do have an IR transmitter of some kind as well
    which might help... but again I'm not sure.

    Any help appreciated.

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  2. #2


    Robert Martin Guest

    Re: WMC/TV Tuner and Digital Cable Box - Scrambled Signal

    Do you have the tuner set to channel 2 or 3?
    If you are using a Cable Box it will have to be
    set to one of these channels.




    "Matthew" <Matthew@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:427FE911-53D9-4D3E-9651-3CCDD9FACD15@xxxxxx

    > I am having a really hard time and I'm usually fairly good at
    > troubleshooting
    > these things. I bought a new Acer Media Center with WMC and Windows Vista
    > installed.
    >
    > My cable normally comes in through a set top box and then to the TV on a
    > normal cable wire, and then goes out of my cable box on either a normal
    > wire
    > or component video to my TV. When I hooked up the computer, I connected
    > the
    > cable box to the TV tuner card in the computer (YUAN Card) instead. On
    > the
    > computer, the signal comes out garbled when I load it in WMC. On the TV,
    > the
    > signal comes out fine if I move the cable over.
    >
    > I can get the lower channels on the TV Tuner if I connect the cable from
    > the
    > wall directly into the TV Tuner card on the computer, bypassing the
    > set-top
    > box completely but I can't get the upper channels under any circumstances.
    >
    > Anyone have ideas for me? I know so little about this technology that I
    > don't know where to start. I do have an IR transmitter of some kind as
    > well
    > which might help... but again I'm not sure.
    >
    > Any help appreciated.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Curious Guest

    Re: WMC/TV Tuner and Digital Cable Box - Scrambled Signal

    Try TheEntertainmentHub.Googlepages.com for IP Channels. Best Regards.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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