Hi, I'm getting stuck at the "IR Hardward not detected" when trying to set up TV.
I'm in Australia and have a wireless component receiving my digital signal from another room.
www.cocoonsystems.com.au I'm running a Haupaggue (spell?) TV tuner. The TV tuner can view the signal coming from my cocoon via their product called WinTV. It is viewed on the Composite connection.
(PC is a new Dell desktop with Vista loaded)
So, when I go to set up Media Center to see the signal also I conduct the following:
1. Set up TV Signals
2. Region Australia
3. Choose Antenna
4. Select Digital Terrestrial
5. Select Yes (to view through a set top box, because the other option doesn't find my signal)
6. It finds picture and sound playing through Composite 1, so I select this
7. IR Hardware not detected.
Media Center will not let me by-pass step 7 if I don't have an IR connection. I don't need my PC to change channels because I use the digital tv remote to change channels through the cocoon system.
Is there any way anyone knows that I can by-pass this annoying question of IR Hardware not detected? I can only assume if I had my Video Camera connected through the Composite connection I would have the same problem also, as that doesn't have a remote either.
Anything I can do?
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The only way I know to get around the need for an IR hardware device during the setup of Media Center for TV viewing is to use a "virtual" IR device. There is one called "Vista MCE IR Blaster" that is a file you download from the Internet that simulates an
IR device. You will have to do a search for it. Or you can buy the hardware that Media Center is asking for relatively inexpensively online, about $20 USD.
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