Hi guys, I've just been following through your instructions and have successfully got dual colossus tuners coming up in Windows Media Center.
The next step I am having problems with but I'll try to explain as best as I can.
Both Colossus cards have a HDMI connection which plugs into 2 Separate Foxtel Boxes. I have also reflected those settings in the Hauppauge Device Control program. I need media center to let me add in a custom Channel lineup (Failing that I can manually add channels in) then changing between channels blasts an IR signal to each appropriate foxtel box.
I've got this far currently:
In Media Center I've gone through and chose satellite (DVB-S), I choose both tuners and fairly quickly the channel says "Scanning done!". I'm left with both tuners enabled but no channels exist which I figure is fine considering I'ts just a video feed I have plugged in and not an antenna. Unfortunately I cannot find any way to add in a channel lineup of any sort leaving me with a blank guide and no way to add channels!.
Thats when I thought, I'll try using "Digital Cable" as the source, rebooted and went through TV Setup again. This time I was forced to choose a satellite dish during the setup for some reason so I chose any old one (Think it was Aurora) and on doing that it added a list of channels into the guide. Seeing as the HDMI is just providing a video feed I went into any old channel and it showed me a live feed from one of my Foxtel boxes! I'm getting closer to what I need!
I'm not sure what the proper way of setting this up so far but in using the Digital Cable option it has got me closer to what I want to do.
I've also been following some other instructions (http://www.pcmediacenter.com.au/forum/t ... -tv-guide/
) that help get foxtel working and it seems they go through a "Step top box" proceedure but for the life of me I can't get to that screen during TV Setup.
If I wish to stay with the Digital Cable way, I'm stuck at the point that I need to somehow delete then add the correct channel lineup in.
Following that how are channel changes processed? Does Media Center use the IR blaster ports on each colossus card and sends the channel number to the appropriate foxtel boxes?
In the Hauppauge Device Control Program both have IR blaster set to use default.
Any help please