Windows Media Centre - Video Card with Miltiple Inputs


  1.    23 Aug 2008 #1
    TricksX Guest

    Windows Media Centre - Video Card with Miltiple Inputs


    Hi,

    I am using Vista's Media Centre and I have a video card with two separate
    inputs. On the first input I have basic cable, which works fine with the
    guide and all. On the second input, I have my PS3/BluRay hooked up through my
    component connection.

    I can make each of the inputs work one at a time, but I cant make them work
    simultaneously and switch inputs to alternate between the two of them. If I
    set up the PS3 to work, I have to click on Live TV in order to access it and
    it erases all the settings for the cable. If I set up the cable to work,
    there is no longer any way to access the other input (ps3).

    Is there a way I can alternate between the two inputs with the press of a
    button? I would like to have the option of leaving the cable/guide set up and
    then alternate to input2 without having to change any settings. (similar to
    the tv/video button on the typical tv).

    Thanks
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  2.    23 Aug 2008 #2
    Synapse Syndrome Guest

    Re: Windows Media Centre - Video Card with Miltiple Inputs


    "TricksX" <TricksX@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:2DC8EE95-9543-472C-8746-C14D3CE72865@xxxxxx

    > Hi,
    >
    > I am using Vista's Media Centre and I have a video card with two separate
    > inputs. On the first input I have basic cable, which works fine with the
    > guide and all. On the second input, I have my PS3/BluRay hooked up through
    > my
    > component connection.
    >
    > I can make each of the inputs work one at a time, but I cant make them
    > work
    > simultaneously and switch inputs to alternate between the two of them. If
    > I
    > set up the PS3 to work, I have to click on Live TV in order to access it
    > and
    > it erases all the settings for the cable. If I set up the cable to work,
    > there is no longer any way to access the other input (ps3).
    >
    > Is there a way I can alternate between the two inputs with the press of a
    > button? I would like to have the option of leaving the cable/guide set up
    > and
    > then alternate to input2 without having to change any settings. (similar
    > to
    > the tv/video button on the typical tv).

    Not being able to mix sources is a annoying problem that Windows Media
    Centre has. Apparently the new Windows Media Centre TV Pack 2008 sorts this
    out, but it is only going to be made available through OEM media centre
    computers.

    It sounds like you are in the UK, as you spelled Centre correctly, so have
    you got a DVB-T tuner for Freeview? If you have, you could try using a
    better replacement, like DVBViewer.

    http://www.dvbviewer.com/en/index.php

    There is also SageTV, but is a lot more expensive, and does network
    streaming, like BeyondTV (which does not work with DVB cards).

    ss.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    31 Aug 2008 #3
    TricksX Guest

    Re: Windows Media Centre - Video Card with Miltiple Inputs


    Interesting observation about the spelling. However, although I know how to
    spell, I'm not in the UK.

    I'm located in Canada and not really sure which type of tuner I have. I'm
    thinking of trying out DVB Tuner, but will it work in Canada given our signal
    type? Also, I'd really rather stick with Media Centre as I have a lot
    integrated into it and I'd like to avoid any unnecessary costs.

    Any solutions for this? I understand that the TV pack for MC will not be
    available on previous versions of vista, but what if I were to use an OEM cd
    with my current cd key - would that work?

    You can probably see that I'm not a wiz with this tech stuff.

    Thanks for the help!

    "Synapse Syndrome" wrote:

    > "TricksX" <TricksX@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:2DC8EE95-9543-472C-8746-C14D3CE72865@xxxxxx

    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > I am using Vista's Media Centre and I have a video card with two separate
    > > inputs. On the first input I have basic cable, which works fine with the
    > > guide and all. On the second input, I have my PS3/BluRay hooked up through
    > > my
    > > component connection.
    > >
    > > I can make each of the inputs work one at a time, but I cant make them
    > > work
    > > simultaneously and switch inputs to alternate between the two of them. If
    > > I
    > > set up the PS3 to work, I have to click on Live TV in order to access it
    > > and
    > > it erases all the settings for the cable. If I set up the cable to work,
    > > there is no longer any way to access the other input (ps3).
    > >
    > > Is there a way I can alternate between the two inputs with the press of a
    > > button? I would like to have the option of leaving the cable/guide set up
    > > and
    > > then alternate to input2 without having to change any settings. (similar
    > > to
    > > the tv/video button on the typical tv).
    >
    >
    > Not being able to mix sources is a annoying problem that Windows Media
    > Centre has. Apparently the new Windows Media Centre TV Pack 2008 sorts this
    > out, but it is only going to be made available through OEM media centre
    > computers.
    >
    > It sounds like you are in the UK, as you spelled Centre correctly, so have
    > you got a DVB-T tuner for Freeview? If you have, you could try using a
    > better replacement, like DVBViewer.
    >
    > http://www.dvbviewer.com/en/index.php
    >
    > There is also SageTV, but is a lot more expensive, and does network
    > streaming, like BeyondTV (which does not work with DVB cards).
    >
    > ss.
    >
    >
    >
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  4.    31 Aug 2008 #4
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    Re: Windows Media Centre - Video Card with Miltiple Inputs


    if you cant find the 2008 tv pack for vista you could try mediaportal not 100% sure it will find the connections on you video card but worth a try
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