Comcast is requiring me to use a set top box to receive any cable tv signals even though I have only a basic channel subscription
I currently record TV programs using an old Asus tv card because I currently have analog cable.
I have read the horror stories on various forums about the troubles people have in getting a digital tv card to work with Comcast cable. Comcast requires a special card to be inserted into the computer along with the digital tv card. Many have said how difficult it is to get Comcast to insert and program the card correctly. And then a fee must be paid for the special card.
I’d like to avoid those problems. I know very little about Media Center. I plan to buy a pc capable of running Windows 7 Professional. I understand Media Center is included in Windows 7 Professional.
- The Comcast set top box has an IR receiver to receive commands from a remote control . What equipment is required to enable Windows Media Center to send commands to the Comcast set top box?
- I assume when Windows Media Center sends a command to the Comcast set top box to change channels, Windows Media Center will want to send a command to the tv card to change channels also. Since the Comcast set top box sends all its signals on channel 3 or 4 to the TV, how do I tell Windows Media Center to send codes to the Comcast set top box yet tell the tv card to tune to channel 3 or 4?