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callagga
2005-09-02, 04:18 AM
Hi,

I would be interested in a brief overview of the GB-PVR design concept / approach regarding use of tuner cards and remotes. For example I am looking at setting up a PC with potentially 2 x DVB-T and 2 x DVB-S (with CI card) cards in the PC.

It seems I may potentially get 4 remotes (one with each card I buy) and custom recording software with the cards as well. So some specific questions to be more precise:

Q1 - What is the overall approach that GB-PVR uses regarding its use of IR remote & setting recording strategies.

Q2 - Do you basically configure the software to recognise 1 of the remotes then use only one? Or in my card would I need say 1 remote for teh DVB-T and another remote for the DVB-S cards?

Q3 - When scheduling a recording I assume you use GB-PVR and effectively junk any scheduled recording software that may come with the tuner cards?

Q4 - Is yes, is it possible to schedule a new timer record item (e.g. 7pm every tuesday from DVB-S channel X) from your remote control? Or do you need to use the PC's keyboard to do this?

Q5 - Does GB-PVR support all the remotes for all the tuner card it lists as being compatible?

Any other words to help clarify the remote control strategy would be great.

Thanks

sub
2005-09-02, 05:09 AM
Q1 - What is the overall approach that GB-PVR uses regarding its use of IR remote & setting recording strategies.
GB-PVR pretty much is designed to be controlled by the keyboard, but it happens to use keys that map well to the Hauppauge and MCE remotes. Most remotes work by sending fake keystrokes to applications to control them, so this scheme works well for controlling GB-PVR by remote.


Q2 - Do you basically configure the software to recognise 1 of the remotes then use only one? Or in my card would I need say 1 remote for teh DVB-T and another remote for the DVB-S cards?
You only need one remote to control all features in GB-PVR. It doesnt matter which of these cards the remote is plugged into.


Q3 - When scheduling a recording I assume you use GB-PVR and effectively junk any scheduled recording software that may come with the tuner cards?
Pretty much. It does require a MPEG2 decoder to be installed on your machine, which is usually included in the software that came with your card.


Q4 - Is yes, is it possible to schedule a new timer record item (e.g. 7pm every tuesday from DVB-S channel X) from your remote control? Or do you need to use the PC's keyboard to do this?
Yes, you can use a remote to do this. Behind the scenes this is the same as using the keyboard to do it.


Q5 - Does GB-PVR support all the remotes for all the tuner card it lists as being compatible?
GB-PVR only has built in support for the Hauppauge remotes and the MCE remotes. That said, some people use other remotes to control GB-PVR and have configured them to send the appropriate keystrokes to GB-PVR.

callagga
2005-09-03, 11:41 PM
Thanks for the reply/clarification