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I have this tuner: http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HP-5188-7111-Desktop-Video-TV-Tuner-Refurbished/3963962/product.html

We have Dish Network, the receiver is downstairs, but we can watch two different channels on two different TVs. The other TV is upstairs without a receiver (just plugged into the coax).

I'm trying to setup this tuner to work on TV2 (basically get the same signal as TV2), but no matter what I do, I can't get it to work. I have tried plugging the coax into TV in and ANT in, to no avail. I've tried all options under WMC and WinTV program, and still no luck.

Any ideas?
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With satellite none of the pc tuners work to the best of my knowledge.
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Thanks for your post bigmac11, but I know it does work because we had a TV tech over once and he was able to configure it on my brother's computer (same card).
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Thanks for your post bigmac11, but I know it does work because we had a TV tech over once and he was able to configure it on my brother's computer (same card).

With Dish Network? I went thru the same ordeal years ago and never found a solution that worked. You can also go on AVS forums and them dudes will confirm or deny that it'll work. Hope you figure it out and good luck thumb.gif
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It was with Dish Network. I remember him flipping the channels (had to use the TV remote) on the computer and it worked.
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It was with Dish Network. I remember him flipping the channels (had to use the TV remote) on the computer and it worked.
If he used the tv remote then your tuner wasn't actually doing the tuning, correct? Go here and ask http://www.avsforum.com/f/26/home-theater-computers .
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Well, it was displaying the TV channels on the monitor (so basically it was acting as a TV) and that's what I want to do. I can use the Dish remote, I don't mind that. Sweet, I'll make a post there shortly.
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