Help setting up wintv2000

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I'm in need of help, i've installed a hauppauge 150 tv card and got wintv2000 working but it will not pick up any channels.

I'm trying to connect in to sky(not sky plus) and have a lead going from my sky tv scart socket to the card with red white and yellow connected at the tv card end.

Any help much appreciated.
 
Mac1 said:
I'm in need of help, i've installed a hauppauge 150 tv card and got wintv2000 working but it will not pick up any channels.

I'm trying to connect in to sky(not sky plus) and have a lead going from my sky tv scart socket to the card with red white and yellow connected at the tv card end.

Any help much appreciated.

It's not going to pick up any channels from sky. The card will tune in terrestrial channels if you plug in an aerial or will display/ record composite video output from sky (i.e. whatever channel is selected on the sky box). Won't pick up the sky channels to select in wintv2000 though.
 
sorry for sounding stupid but how do i get it to display sky then ?
 
Mac1 said:
sorry for sounding stupid but how do i get it to display sky then ?
Tell WinTV2000 to use the s-video/composite input.
 
i dont get a picture from any of the input options, some give a static black display, the others just fuzz ?
 
Scart to phono leads are directional. Are you sure yours is scart to phono? Maybe it's phono to scart!

Dave
 
DaveP said:
Scart to phono leads are directional. Are you sure yours is scart to phono? Maybe it's phono to scart!

Dave

hmmm

i used it before to go from a playsation(phono) to scart switcher(scart) this makes it phono to scart, yes ?
 
Mac1 said:
hmmm

i used it before to go from a playsation(phono) to scart switcher(scart) this makes it phono to scart, yes ?

Yes, so it goes the wrong way!
 
Mac1 said:
hmmm

i used it before to go from a playsation(phono) to scart switcher(scart) this makes it phono to scart, yes ?

Yes.

Which is the wrong way around.

You need Scart to Phono.
 
whats the best lead to get then from maplins as i can pop down there now ?
 
I bought a cable that has a switch within the scart plug so it works either way. If you can't get one of those just make sure it's scart TO phono. Tell them it's from your sky box to an old video recorder with no scart!

Dave
 
found one of those little switches in my box of bits, problem sorted.
One last thing this switch thing has an s video output as well, would that give me a better picture ?
 

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