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Loki047
2004-12-16, 05:52 AM
Right now i currently have the Hauppauge WinTV PVR USB2, but the software that came with it is horrible, and the GB-PVR is exactly what i want to run my tuner. Its for a laptop so it has to be external (preferably usb) whats the best tuner quality and compatibility with GB-PVR?

mikey
2004-12-16, 06:15 AM
I'm using a Hauppauge PVR USB2, and its working really well for me.

2004-12-16, 06:18 AM
what step did u do to install it properly? Cuase im having horrible time. WHat kind of computer? Im on a Dell M60.... bestow your knowledge on me http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif

mikey
2004-12-16, 06:24 AM
My computer has no brand. Its just made from parts. What problem are your having?

I just selected Hauppauge PVR USB2 as device type.

Loki047
2004-12-16, 06:42 AM
My problem is whenever i try to watch live tv or record anything i get the error:Failure playing back file. What im trying to figure out the order that you installed things. What is necessary to get it to work?

RIght now i just have drivers and GB what do you have installed?

mikey
2004-12-16, 06:54 AM
I'd installed the whole Hauppauge WinTV software package before installing GB-PVR. It needs the MPEG2 decoder which is installed with the original software.

Loki047
2004-12-16, 06:57 AM
The strange thing is that i can run everything fine with the Hauppuage software that is installed but the GB doesnt work.... hmmm tricky

Loki047
2004-12-16, 06:59 AM
did you change any settings in GBR?

mikey
2004-12-16, 09:04 AM
no, just picked the right device type

Loki047
2004-12-16, 09:33 AM
alright well i got everything to work... but heres the problem.

After i restart i have to open up WinTV software or else GBR wont recognize it..... weird...

mikey
2004-12-16, 04:37 PM
Was there any error messages in your logs? zip them up and attach them. I'll compare them to my logs.