Direct TV connection to Dual TV Tuner card on Dell 9100 MCE

Direct TV connection to Dual TV Tuner card on Dell 9100 MCE

Post by Jeff Griff » Wed, 31 Aug 2005 23:13:09


You will need 2 DirecTV recievers, you will then connect these recievers to
the 2 inputs on the tuner card in your computer. In addition you will
connect an IR blaster from the computers remote control reciever to each
DirecTV reciever to change the channels.

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Direct TV connection to Dual TV Tuner card on Dell 9100 MCE

Post by cGFya2VybW » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 02:57:02

Thanks Jeff. So, the remote that comes with the dual tuner card has a
receiver that is internal or external to the computer? So, I need to buy 2
IR Blaster cables or just one? Is it likely that my CPU (Dell 9100) will
have the inputs for these cables? Once I have the IR Blaster cables hooked
up, will I be able to control both set top boxes with the one remote that
comes with the tuner? I also heard if I get to set top boxes, they must be
identical...is this true? Sorry for all the questions, this is all pretty
new to me and just trying to get it right the first time...

Parker

 
 
 

Direct TV connection to Dual TV Tuner card on Dell 9100 MCE

Post by Doug Knox » Thu, 01 Sep 2005 05:30:17

Media Center PC's come with the Media Center Remote and an IR receiver to work with it. Your PC should have at least 1, and possibly two IR emitter jacks on the back. If your computer only came with 1 IR output jack, you'll need an add-on IR blaster. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to locate the hardware specs for the 9100 to determine if it has one or two.

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