Re: Hauppauge 1600
If you want to watch "HD" programs from you cable box you can output them is
using RF on channel 3 or using S-Video, both of which will downscale the
programs to SD 480i. You can not receive HD programs in HD resolutions
You need to use a splitter so that the channel 3 output from your cable box
goes both to your recorder and to your Hauppaug card.
"Anthony Marsh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My problem installing the Hauppauge 1600 is more mechanical than software.
> The manual talks about plugging in the RF cord from the cable box. As if
> it's the old days of sending out the signal as channel 3. But the Motorola
> DCT3412 I outputs in HD via the DMI outlet. I have the RF out going into
> the Panasonic DMR-EH75V video-hd-DVD recorder. Then I am trying to run the
> RF out from the Panasonic to the Hauppauge but something seems wrong. It
> will be sending out all channels, not just channel 3. So I wonder if I
> should use the cord from the splitter to send the cable signal directly to
> the Hauppage, but that seems to be the same problem of not being just
> channel 3.
> I am also not clear on which way to use the IR blaster. My Panasonic also
> uses an IR blaster. So I thought about taping the two together or
> something, but the software says it can not detect the IR blaster and
> aborts the setup.
> None of the diagrams seem to realize the cable box is sending out HDMI