Big shout out to fixmymediacenter.
I've got two software tuners and all seems to be well.
ok, next step for me to to get the two external blasters working... I've got a USB device from Pinnacle tv that says its a windows media center remote receiver/blaster so hopefully this will be smooth.
any advice on how to set this up? I think i need to put some command lines into the hauppauge media center setup interface that will point to some blaster software.
I've got files with *.ir with the codes for my cable box from a previous setup (used to use dvblink)
I've seen some posts about IR server suite and IRBlast-NoWindow.exe...also maybe some more simple approaches...(I don't need the network aspect of the program, so simpler the better)
Anyway, I'm just starting on this phase so any help would be appreciated.
and thanks again to fixmymediacenter for getting me this far.