Confused about how to configure Media portal to communicate with set top box (1 Viewer)

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I am confused about how to get a set top box to communicate with Media Portal 2

I have an HP z440 workstation running Windows 7 pro.

I have a Comcast set top box model DC50Xu



What steps must I do to configure Media Portal 2 so it can communicate with this set top box?
 

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    I am confused about how to get a set top box to communicate with Media Portal 2

    I have an HP z440 workstation running Windows 7 pro.

    I have a Comcast set top box model DC50Xu



    What steps must I do to configure Media Portal 2 so it can communicate with this set top box?
    How do you want MP2 communicate with this box? I guess the box has no windows OS, so you won't be able to install the MP2 server on it. The wiki shows the installation scenarios, have you checked it already? But if your box has no USB and windows drivers I fear there is no way to make it work with MP2.
     

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    You need a capture card like the Hauppauge Colossus. Check the forum for answers how to set it up. Plus you will need a pc remote with transciever and the blaster function in Mediaportal to send your remote commands to the receiver. How to's are also here just search for it.
    Since you're planning to use MePo 2 I can't really help you further because I'm still using MePo1.
     

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    Since you're planning to use MePo 2 I can't really help you further because I'm still using MePo1.
    I believe that any solution for MP1 would also work for MP2 since the respective TVServer plugins probably also work in MP2. Therefore it might be intereseting for @cellsee if you shared your experience here.

    If it then turns out that he can't get MP2 to work for his particular setup, he could also consider using MP1 instead.
     

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