View Full Version : more channels?
10-16-2000, 11:11 AM
is there any way to use more the 100some channels? i'm asking because my cable company has many in the 200+ range (not total number, that just the channel number) and i can't seem to record those high ones with the current beta..?
Are you actually able to tune to those upper channels? If you can, it might help to let us know what software you use do to do so.
Most of the cards I'm aware of are only able to tune to channels 1-125, and we are only aware of the frequency settings for that range. I don't believe it would be too difficult to simply extend the range of channels if we needed to, however.
10-18-2000, 11:42 PM
I didn't even think of that, actually turns out i can't with the software (the wintv card/software).
Although i'm not 100% it's on the computer side, our digital cable does require a cable box on each tv that uses the higher channels and i've never tested it with a tv w/o a box. Though this is more info than anyway really wanted to hear <grin> has anyone been able to tune in >125 (or whatever) channels with their tuner card?
02-06-2001, 03:36 PM
I need to be able to tune to channel 200 which is where WinTV's own software reckons the "Composite Video 1" input is. Ie, my OnDigital box.
I don't know the frequency for it, and snapstream doesn't support recording of one of the external interfaces like composite or SVideo, which makes recording off certain input sources rather difficult.
Please let me know if anyone can work out how to tune to composite 1 on a hauppauge wintv card!
We've recently added the ability to specify an arbitrary maximum number of channels, as well as a multi-page channel configuration section instead of the one big page.
This may not help your particular instance of the problem, but in general these features will be helpful for cable box and satellite owners once we flesh out the IR blaster support a bit more.
02-06-2001, 07:01 PM
I was wrong anyway. The composite input definitely isn't on channel 200 - that's just the preset wintv picked to assign to it. It doesn't use it.
SnapStream would need to specifically have coding to support tuning to the Composite 1, 2, and SVideo inputs on TV cards.
Please can you add this - RF is a bit 'noisy' and doesn't compress as well as a nice clean composite input.
02-14-2001, 09:42 AM
I have an AIW Rage 128. I'm having a problem that seems to be common with that card, that is, I can record only on the channel selected in the ATI Multimedia Program.
When I went through set up, I did not enter frequencies for the channels but left them at zero because I don't know what the frequencies would be for channels coming in through my cable.
Should I enter frequencies? If so, how do I find the frequencies for each channel?
02-15-2001, 06:51 PM
Entering the frequency won't help you (I wasted my time doing that last night). I discovered it's a problem with the video driver and, in a different thread, they'd said they were going to release a version that would fix this (on the 14, so hopefully by Feb 16).
What I'm doing, in the short term, is only recording a few programs and using my ATI software to select the channel beforehand. Annoying, but I can record the shows I REALLY want to watch.
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