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jozie

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usage on non-"media center" Windows
« am: Juli 28, 2010, 10:10:55 Nachmittag »
Hi there,

My predominant usage of the device is TV via analogue cable, and now more via Windows XP rather than Linux.

I picked up the hint somewhere to use DScaler, and it does work generally, but I have the impression the quality of the video is not so great (seemed better on Linux/tvtime).

I have taken a look at open source MediaPortal (team-mediaportal.com), which seems to have quite a polished surface and also supports various remote controls.

I have trouble getting MediaPortal to work with analogue.  While it seems to recognise the device as DVB-T BDA 2885 TVTuner (poor reception in my area so cannot confirm actual working) and DVB-C BDA 2885 TVTuner (finds channels, but signal scrambled as I have not subscribed, so again no full verification possible), it also detect an analogue device called Analog WDM 2885 TVTuner.  However, scanning for channels produces no results.

Any chance one can tell by the device tag "WDM 2885" that the software is actually trying to address the device with the right/sundtek driver?

Any reasons why inherently MediaPortal should not work with this tuner?


On remote control: MediaPortal seems to offer some configurable remote support, e.g. "Direct Input" (zillions of mapping questions), USBUIRT, WINLIRC

Any idea if and how the Sundtek remote can be made to look like one of those?



Any other suggestions (other than Windows Media Center) of decent TV viewing software that should work, and ideally also supports remote control functions?

Thanks much.


Sundtek

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #1 am: Juli 29, 2010, 01:09:27 Nachmittag »
our windows developer is having a closer look at MediaPortal, we'll get back with an answer next week hopefully
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jenkins

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #2 am: Dezember 27, 2010, 04:48:06 Nachmittag »
Hi!

I would like this to.
MediaPortal is the best media center app for windows right now...

The XBMC teem is also working on a pvr frontend that while use MediaPortals TV-Server as back end for windows users.

Hove is the progress on this?

I can see the cards in MediaPortal TV-Server Config but i cant tune them...
Any beta drivers to test?

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #3 am: Dezember 28, 2010, 05:54:43 Vormittag »
What's your problem?

tvheadend or linux VDR should be supported as expected?
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jenkins

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #4 am: Dezember 28, 2010, 02:47:11 Nachmittag »

Yes it works very well.  :)
But they are Linux applications, not Windows
I am running Windows 7 and MediaPortal's TV-Server Application witch will have support for the Windows version of the yet to be released pvr-frontend for XBMC.

What my problem is, is that my MediaTv DVB-C/T card don't work in MediaPortal on Windows 7 64bits...
I can se the cards, DVB-C and DVB-T but I can't tune them to a channel or scan for channels.
"no signal"
It seems that it cant decide witch card to tune in the error logs...

Do you support Windows 7 and MediaPortal?
Do you have any Beta drivers for Windows 7 that i can try?

Best regards.


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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #5 am: Dezember 28, 2010, 05:32:29 Nachmittag »
Which device is this about? We have at least 6 combinations out there now.

Is it the bigger black or small gray USB Stick?
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jenkins

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #6 am: Dezember 28, 2010, 07:52:19 Nachmittag »

I think it's the bigger black one then its brand new and black  :)
In device manager it says "MediaTV Digital Home II" before driver installation...

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #7 am: Januar 06, 2011, 03:30:27 Nachmittag »
hello?

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #8 am: Januar 06, 2011, 04:20:53 Nachmittag »
Sorry, waiting for the reply of our windows developer on this.
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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #9 am: Januar 10, 2011, 10:52:15 Vormittag »
Hi,

I have tried the new windows beta driver and it works...

Tanks,

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #10 am: August 19, 2012, 04:36:38 Vormittag »
Am having the same problem as outlined by jozie at the top. And although Jenkins said in Jan 2011 that it works with the beta drivers, the driver currently available for download (dated Dec 2011) has the same problem as outlined by jozie - scan detects no channels. So which driver should I user for MediaPortal?

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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #11 am: August 19, 2012, 09:02:06 Vormittag »
just use the driver which works for you ... the main issue is one driver supports protected BDA while the other one does not, and some applications do not seem to support protected BDA (that is the reason why there are 2 drivers at the moment).
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Re:usage on non-"media center" Windows
« Antwort #12 am: August 19, 2012, 09:50:00 Vormittag »
But none of the drivers work with MediaPortal even though MediaPortal is listed as being supported. Using either of the drivers MediaPortal recognises the device as DVB-T BDA 2885 TVTuner and then fails to find the channels. I can only assume Jozie (who listed the initial post) gave up.

There are so many TV Tuners that will work out of the box - why should I persist with this?