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Old 07-06-2006, 02:52 AM
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Two problems: USB-UIRT and Dish Network 301 problems

I am trying to get my second Hauppauge PVR-150 running in my SageTV server. The first one works perfectly, great video/sound, and IR blasting capability.

For the second, I'm using a USB-UIRT transciever and another Hauppauge PVR-150. I have two problems:

1) The second PVR-150 shows video via the S-Video in but it's in black and white. Even if I swap S-Video cables between the capture cards, the second PVR-150 remains in black and white. How do I get color?

2) I can't get the USB-UIRT transciever to change channels on my Dish Network 301 receiver. I can see it transmitting the information, but the Dish Network receiver just sits there. I found a dish301.ir file, but haven't yet tried it. I recall reading somewhere that I might need a USB-UIRT with the higher speed IR LED? I only bought the ~30khz one since I didn't think I needed the higher speed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

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Old 07-06-2006, 06:02 AM
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Hi there,

Not sure on the black and white issue - however, you will need a USB-UIRT that can transmit the higher frequencies (I believe it's between 50-56khz). I have an ExpressVu 3010 receiver (Canadian equivalent of the Dish 301) and it works flawlessly wih the receiver.


Hope that helps you with one of the problems
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:21 AM
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My server has an Actisys controlling my Direct TV and the USBIRT controlling my my Dish Network 301 receiver using a PVR-150 connected to SVIDEO as well. When I get home tonight I will post my IR file. It works..

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I am trying to get my second Hauppauge PVR-150 running in my SageTV server. The first one works perfectly, great video/sound, and IR blasting capability.

For the second, I'm using a USB-UIRT transciever and another Hauppauge PVR-150. I have two problems:

1) The second PVR-150 shows video via the S-Video in but it's in black and white. Even if I swap S-Video cables between the capture cards, the second PVR-150 remains in black and white. How do I get color?

2) I can't get the USB-UIRT transciever to change channels on my Dish Network 301 receiver. I can see it transmitting the information, but the Dish Network receiver just sits there. I found a dish301.ir file, but haven't yet tried it. I recall reading somewhere that I might need a USB-UIRT with the higher speed IR LED? I only bought the ~30khz one since I didn't think I needed the higher speed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

-->Neil
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:16 PM
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Hey, do you happen to know if you have the USB-UIRT that has the 50-56khz IR blaster?
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:53 PM
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Neil,

I was having the same tuning problem with my Dish VIP210. I found out that adding:

RepeatCount 6

needs to be entered after the first line in the .ir file. Everything now works great!

Darryl
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:24 PM
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DArthur - you're the man! Nothing was working, and as soon as I added RepeatCount 6 to my .ir file, my USB-UIRT is now controlling my Dish Network 301 receiver. Thank you!

I also found the source of the B/W problem - bent pin on the S-Video cable. Grr.... replaced it with another one and now it works perfectly.

Thanks again! I'm up and running with two tuners! Next up... HDTV Wonder...
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