Hauppauge PVR150, IR driver issue ?? (1 Viewer)

pshdo

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Hi there....

I have the latest MP CVS and the latest driver for my Hauppauge IR remote (i think) v2.45.22350

But anyway when i go into the MP - setup program, the program say that:
The driver components are not up to date
Update your Hauppauge IR drivers to the current version.

Click here for the latest drivers.

And from that page i downloaded the 79mb file called cd-analogue-pvr-pci-23b.zip and tryed that IR driver instead, but still i have the same problem....
And the zip contain the same driver version btw..... :wink:

Is this a little "bug" in the MP setup, or is there something i have missed....

BTW: The remote works fine anyway with this warning.... :D
 

Lawrence

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February 15, 2006
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I have the exact same problem. In order to save you some time I'll explain a few things here that happen on my system.

1. If you have MCE installed and it works with the Hauppage remote (i.e. changes channels on the STB) it's probably using the MS eHome Infrared driver, not the Hauppage driver. Go to Control Panel / Hardware / USB Devices and click on the eHome receiver. If it's using the eHome driver the Hauppauge driver won't work.

2. With that said the red text in the remote setup apparently is displayed because the Hauppauge drive cannot see the hardware. Even though the remote input works fine with MP (because the eHome driver is setup for receiving MCE remote commands) you may not (I and many others don't) get any IR output because MP's output doesn't communicate with the MS eHome driver.

3. As of yet I've found not way to make MP pass data to the MS eHome driver so there is no IR output.

4. If you run the Hauppauge IR setup program and it says "Can't detect hardware" then you are in the same boat as I am, the MS eHome driver apparently has exclusive control over the hardware.

5. If 4 is true for you then the My Blaster app probably won't work either since it can't talk to the hardware either in my case. The buttons on the app that allow learning commands and such never get "enabled" for use.

So there you have it. Your remote (my remote) can do everything in MP but change channels on a STB. I'm sure other systems configured differently don't have this problem but many do.

You can use HIP to change channels on your STB via blaster but when you change channels inside of MP using the guide those commands don't get sent to the eHome driver. I'm currently considering ways to permanently disable the eHome driver to see if the Hauppage driver works then.

If you find a solution let me know. Hope this saved you a little time. MP is an awesome program... hopefully some ambitious proggie will address this.

Lawrence
 

mPod

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Lawrence, you got it wrong. He definately has a Hauppauge remote, not an Hauppauge MCE clone.

And, this message is true. When the components are old, it tells you that they're old. When they're not installed, it would tell you that they are not installed.

Nice answers, but I'm afraid to another question. :roll:
 

pshdo

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February 5, 2005
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mPod said:
Lawrence, you got it wrong. He definately has a Hauppauge remote, not an Hauppauge MCE clone.

Hi there....

I have a Hauppauge PVR150, and not a MCE.
I have a Hauppauge remote, and not a MCE.
I use Windows XP Pro + SP2, and not MCE.

BTW:
I understand why people will use MediaPortal and not MCE, but i can´t figure out why people buy Windows MCE and then install Mediaportal on it.

Two different HTPC software on one HTPC, strange..... :!:

Why not buy a "real" windows XP pro instead ??

Mediaportal cost the same in any case..... :wink:
 

Lawrence

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February 15, 2006
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I understand why people will use MediaPortal and not MCE, but i can´t figure out why people buy Windows MCE and then install Mediaportal on it.

Two different HTPC software on one HTPC, strange..... :!:

Why not buy a "real" windows XP pro instead ??

Mediaportal cost the same in any case..... :wink:

I bought the PC for general use. Once I noticed MCE was pre-installed I threw a PVR-150 in it and voila... TIVO. Now with that said I had never even heard of MP until a few weeks ago. Once I started using MCE I became curious about what other software was out there and came across MP.

Lawrence
 

pshdo

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February 5, 2005
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Holbaek, Denmark
Hi there Lawrence..... :)

It was not nesseserry you i was talking about, it was more generel :wink: , it just seems (to me) like a lot of people say, hey :idea: i´ll make/buy a HTPC now, and offcource i then absolutly have to buy Windows MCE to use on it.... :!:
But at the same time many people allready from the beginning have decided that MCE is not the HTPC software they want to use in the long run.... :roll:

But hey, that´s allright by me...... :wink:
 

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