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ackray

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New installation issues
« on: January 05, 2010, 07:50:39 pm »

Installation on an HP 800 Mediacenter PC. I am replacing the components from the HP in order to build a functioning core/hybrid for testing purposes.

Currently I have it benched and operational to the MCE desktop and access through the mce-admin page.

Initial problems to work through.

Myth TV - Currently I have installed a Leadtek Winfast 20 BT878 TV card that the system recognizes.

However I can't seem to get my head around the configuration.  For the purpose of my testing the cable TV feed is a simple Comcast RG6 supplying non HD channels.  While I can get into the Myth TV main menu, and the card seems to be recognized I can't seem to get it to scan for channels.

 While this will be nice to have working I expect to control a Comcast receiver or Direct TV box for most of my installations.

IR-Control

This is a very important part of the installation for me as I expect to use the MCE core to control all of the other devices in a typical installation. 

Unfortunately what I have currently doesn't seem to be working.  I have a number of Gateway branded IR blasters with three outputs.  The circuit board is stamped with Mitsumi 25-2139A. My intention will be to feed IR output into a Jobsite IR-CB2 or similar to control a large number of devices.

Orbiters
I have 2 Pocket PCs that I would like to get working.  With 802.11 as well as bluetooth.  I also would like to get a tablet PC working. 

On the PPC's I have installed .Net but cannot DL the cab files.  I also get a file size 0 on the .msi install file for the tablet PC.

Thanks!

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Re: New installation issues
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2010, 09:28:53 pm »
Regarding to IR blasters. As I know LinuxMCE supports GC100, Tira, USB-UIRT and IRTrans. The rest devices won't work out-of-the-box.

Regarding the Win tablet PC. There is no built version of Win Orbiter for 0810. That's why you have 0 length file. Also Pocket PC will work on WiFi only if I'm correct.
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Re: New installation issues
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2010, 10:36:12 pm »
Thanks nite_man

I'll post the model number on the gateway branded Ir blaster later.  I'm trying to get this system up and running with what I have kicking around.

For what I want to to, Input to local orbiter, and pass on commands to the jobsite do you have any specific recommendations?

As far as the PPCs go, I was under the impression that it would work with bluetooth or WIFI.  Also I was under the impression that I could use a PPC or tablet computer to control the system. 

Thanks!
 

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Re: New installation issues
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2010, 10:46:22 pm »
Sure you can use any Win32 tablet PC to control the system via WiFi. Personally I used Sahara Slate PC i412T under 0710. PPC will also works via WiFi. Only mobiles phones - with Java support, S60 or Treo uses Bluetooth.

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For what I want to to, Input to local orbiter, and pass on commands to the jobsite do you have any specific recommendations?

Don't understand clearly what do you need. Could you clarify, please.
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Re: New installation issues
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2010, 09:45:47 pm »
Just a couple of points!

1. - Downloading the orbiter software from the core. I had this 0 bytes issue as well and did  a rough fix by doing a google and finding an external download of the orbiter software. Sorry I no longer have the link for you but it worked a treat.

2. - Can you clarify, are you using a DVB - S (S for Satelite) card? I had a few small problems setting my card up, one was I was escaping out of the second screen after setting up the LNB instead of hitting finish and this of course lost my LNB settings. I am in little ol New Zealand so actually crossed to a NZ specific Mythtv Site to get detailed instructions on setting up for our local Satelite Freeview. There were a few little tricks to it so perhaps a similar googling for your area may help if you live somewhere a little less populated like I do.

Hope that helps a little.

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Re: New installation issues
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 12:38:03 am »
As I know the Win32 Orbiters are not built for 0810. So, that's why you have 0 bites site for Win32 Orbiter. I hope it'll be built soon.

Regarding the DVB-S card. Yes, I use DVB-S card and VDR to watch satellite TV. I didn't make any special setup for it. Just copied appropriate channels.conf on the core. Moreover Mandingo added a bunch of DVB card templates to detect them automatically. Think you should upgrade sqlCVS (backup pluto_main DB before) and read that topic.
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