Re: IR Hardware not detected
- From: "Jaime" <jaimelobo2001@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 16:04:29 -0400
If you have a genuine MCE remote, it should have come with the IR
Receiver/Emitters kit. The receiver is what plugs into your PC's USB port.
The emitters (called IR Blasters or IR Bugs, by some), have a mini plug on
them and plug into the back of the IR Receiver (there is usually 2 ports).
If you did not get these with your remote, you need to contact your vendor
and ask them why these items where not included.
Otherwise your only option is to buy these items. If all you need is the
emitters, places like smarthome.com sell them, however if you don't have the
correct type of receiver and need that as well, it may be cheaper to just
buy the whole kit with remote. newegg.com sells MCE remote kits for ~$30.
Orlando (Goofy says "hey"), FL
"Park Hensley" <ParkHensley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
While falling asleep last night it came to me what STB means - that it is
Set Top Box and in my case is the Satellite Receiver that I am using to
my TV signal. So, now it seems in order to get Media Center Edition to set
the TV tuner so that I can change channels with the Vista MCE Remote
I also need to get an IR emitter and connect it to the IR Receiver which
no place to connect anything else to. Please tell me to where to get one
these things that can connect to something that doesn't have any
Other problems are that since the TV tuner setup does not complete in MCE,
that the schedule of programs cannot be saved and of course MCE cannot be
programmed to record a particular program since it can't change channels
so on and on.
"Nigel Barker" wrote:
On Sat, 6 Oct 2007 16:27:00 -0700, Park Hensley
After giving the "ir hardware not detected" message, MCE gives me the
of going back or cancelling the TV Setup; Going back would not solve
and clicking cancel gives the message the MCE will not save any of my
configuration of the TV Tuner. I don't know what an STB is, so I can't
the question about whether I am trying to configure one. Nothing in the
Center Help says anything about STB or needing STB in order to change
channels. Help seems to imply that the Microsoft Vista MCE Remote
all you need to watch TV. The manual that comes with the remote implies
same thing, again without any mention of something called an STB being
Perhaps it would help if we were using the same terminology. The remote
emits an IR beam and so if something is to be called an IR emitter, I
think that the remote qualifies. The IR signal is sent to a little
box about an inch long, 1/2 inch wide and 1/4 inch high and is connected
the computer through a USB port. I would call that the IR Receiver.
no way that I can see to connect anything else to either the remote or
receiver; so right off the bat, I wouldn't see how to connect an STB
Perhaps you can let me know how I am wrong in what I think the remote
(even though it explicitly says on the package that I can watch TV with
and how to get whatever else is needed (STB?). Thanks.
Set Top Box e.g. digital cable or satellite
What TV are you trying to set up? If not using a STB your only options
are cable or antenna. What TV
tuner does your Media Center computer have?
Live from the sunny Cote d'Azur
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