You should make sure that the Handycam is in playback mode and that when you
connect direct to TV that the playback controls function so you get a
picture on the TV. Once that's working connect to the Hauppauge -- I use an
extender cable for this so I don't have to root around behind the TV
S-Video if you can since it provides a better picture but remember that it
only does video and you'll need to use RCA for audio connection.
Now here's the tricky part -- did you install any software from Hauppauge
from CD or the web or are you just using the drivers that Windows Update
provided automatically. If the latter then you'll need to get the software
bundle from Hauppauge that includes their capture program. I don't have it
installed right now since Vista didn't need it in for my cam. I just
connect digital by Firewire so I don't have to monkey around with pressing
play on the cam, get direct digital quality, etc. and Vista recognizes it
out of the box in Windows Movie Maker.
If you really want to go analog you'll have to use the Hauppauge capture
program but when I used it last I was disappointed in the analog results
since it had to go from digital in the cam to analog back to digital. Does
your cam have Firewire (IEEE1384)? If so you can get a cheap board and go
digital for like $20 from NewEgg.com.
"webequipped" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Dang... I didn't realize I would get such a quick response...
> Ok then.. I have a WinTV PCI PVR 150/500 (26xxx model)
> I have a Asus EAX1950 256mb Video card
> The camcorder is a Sony Handycam CCD TRV65 (last of the analog bred and
> imho still the best picture and feature set)
> I have have tried both s-video and RCA connections from the Sony to the
> Hauppuage card. Media Center has no setting, least none that I can find
> that will allow me to view and/or record from my Sony!
> If this matters, the Hauppauge TV card works fine in Media Center. I can
> watch Cable TV and Record Cable TV.
> Thanks for the quick response!
> "Mike Byrns" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> How did you connect your camcorder to the computer? What kind of cable
>> did you try to use?
>> "webequipped" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> Where is the capability to record from my Camcorder? Between my
>>> Hauppauge WinTV PVR and Media Center I have no way of recording to my
>>> What gives with that? I have even tried to install "recommended" third
>>> party video recording/editing tools and Vista doesn't allow me to record
>>> from my Camcorder!
>>> Guess I going to return this copy of Vista Ultimate to Costco. What a
>>> pain in the bottom!
>>> A very very dissapointed comsumer.