HVR-1250 No Channels (1 Viewer)


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May 8, 2009
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TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version:
MediaPortal Skin: Streamed MP
Windows Version: Windows7 x64
CPU Type: Intel Q8200 Core 2 Quad (2.33Ghz)
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB
Memory: OCZ Platinum 4GB DDR2 1066
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-E7AUM-DS2H (GeForce 9400 chipset)
Video Card: Integrated
Video Card Driver: 185.81
Sound Card: Integrated
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Hauppauge hvr-1250
1. TV Card Type:
1. TV Card Driver: 4.6a+ (i think?)
MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec: CoreAVC
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Verizon FiOS
HTPC Case: Antec NSK2480
Cooling: Scythe Ninja Mini
Power Supply: Antec 350w PSU, 80+ certified
Remote: Logitech Harmony 880
TV: Sharp Aquos 46" Special Edition
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

Just want to preface this with... yes I did search, and yes I did see several other threads about this. However, none of them seem to present an actual solution.

Alright, so I just went out and purchased a Hauppauge hvr-1250 hoping to use it to record shows for my htpc. After installing the software I can watch and record tv using the oem WinTV software from Hauppauge, as well as GB-PVR. However, I can't get MediaPortal to detect any channels. The card itself is listed as a Hauppauge 885 in TV Server, and no matter what type of scan i try, it will not pick up ANY channels. I made sure to check the box to scan for QAM instead of ATSC and tried every single scan setting. I also read several other threads on here with the same issues but so far no one seems to have a proper solution. If anyone could provide some assistance it'd be great. I was also thinking to returning the 1250 and buying an 1800 if that is guaranteed to work, but if I can get this 1250 running I'd be very happy.

Thanks guys!

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