While I didn’t really hit problems as such, the setup did take a while.
So, my environment:
- Windows Media Center 7
- Anysee E30 DVB-C USB digital tuner box, 2 of them (!)
- One programme card for Welho (ohjelmakortti) with the ”free” HD channels included, and the pay channel MTV3 MAX.
Setup Anysee tuners as you normally would, use the latest versions from Anysee.fi.
Setting up Anysee CNO for Welho:
Check the frequency list at Welho.
Export CNO Cable frequency list (CNO Settings, Cable, EDIT, Export) to a TPL file.
Update the export file with the missing frequencies. You only need the frequency (add ”000”, and Modulation: choose the right group in the file)
Media Center: do a fresh setup of the TV tuner, using ”Antenna”.
Note: Not doing a fresh setup (just searching for more channels) can lead to problems with changing frequencies of channels. Also, it seems to collect a long list of tuners into channel details.
To setup the program guide to show Finnish information instead of Swedish on YLE channels:
systemLanguage = fin
Restart and reload the guide information. Via windows-7-media-center-tv-guide.
Setting up the channels to correctly support one programme card (ohjelmakortti). I only have one card, but each Anysee E30 Tuner needs a card to decode a protected channel. The other tuner does not have a card.
Edit each protected channel, in my case: the 4 HD channels, and MTV3 MAX channels.
- Edit channel: TV, Guide, Channel name, Edit Channel
- Edit Sources
- Remove the checkmark from the Tuner that does not have a programme card
The tuners are something like:
anysee BDA Digital Tuner(MCE DBC-C) #1
anysee BDA Digital Tuner(MCE DBC-C) #2
- If not sure, try either and test if the channel is visible after saving
- Repeat for other channels
This should allow Media Center to use the correct tuner for the protected channels, and use either tuner for the rest of the channels.
Media Center may still fail in some situations, like when starting to record a normal channel with the tuner that has the programme card, and then the second viewing/recording channel is protected. But it’s still as good as it can be with these tuners.
Note: too bad Cable HD Ready is not available for PC’s. I like my Media Center, and would hate to have to get a separate box to be able to view and record encrypted HD channels. I guess my money is no good to them…