Solved 42pj550 extender number windows media centre

May 25, 2012 at 14:37:13
Specs: Windows 7
i have an lg tv and want to use it's speakers and internal dvb-c for sound and tv using windows media centre to view it - i need an extender code how do i get it and will this solve the problem with the sound

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May 28, 2012 at 20:30:04
WHY do you need to have the computer on 24 / 7 ??

If you don't actually NEED to do that, you will get a shorter useful life out of some of your computer components, and mung (dust, lint, etc.) will accumulate inside the case faster.
.....

"i've not even looked at the audio yet, bought a cable but the tv annoyed me when i realised it probably isn't going to work and may need to return or exchange for something else"

READ the TV manual !!
See the end of response 3.
....

VideoMate S350 is intended for someone who already has a satellite TV service who wants to use that source to watch TV on a computer.

VideoMate S350
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...

...is a powerful digital satellite TV tuner card with analog video/audio capture....
...............

As I said...

"I recommend TV tuner cards or adapters with ATI / AMD chipsets. AMD has good software and support info for them."

However, when I searched today I found that aren't many of the out there now, that support a digital TV input (there were lots of them not long ago). .

If your computer has a spare PCI-E X1 slot that is not obstructed, I recommend this one:

DIAMOND ATI Theater HD 750 Tuner Card TVW750PCIE PCI-Express x1 Interface
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

More info:
DIAMOND ATI Theater 750 PCIE HD TV Tuner Card
http://www.diamondmm.com/TVW750PCIE...

Or there's similar in a USB version

Diamond TV Wonder HD 750 USB TV Tuner
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

DIAMOND ATI Theater™ HD 750 USB TV Tuner
http://www.diamondmm.com/TVW750USB.php

ATI Theater™ HD 750 - TV on the PC
http://www.amd.com/us/products/pctv...

BOTH are MCE compatible.
.......

Otherwise, there's lots of them here:

Newegg
TV tuner cards (some are USB adapters)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

TigerDirect
TV tuner cards (some are USB adapters)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


NOTE - do NOT buy one that does NOT support digital TV input - ATSC.

Make sure it's MCE or Media Center compatible if you want to use it in Media Center !

Or Comprousa has two models

Vista T220
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...

Vista T100
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...
.........

FYI

I have two of these - a PCI-E X16 combo modest video card ./ excellent TV tuner adapter / DVR / VIVO / AIAO
(Video In Video Out / Stereo Audio In Audio Out)

VisionTek
All-in-Wonder HD Deluxe
http://www.visiontek.com/tv-tuners/...
.....

NOTES

TV tuner cards and adapters must be connected to a coaxial cable connected TV source.
A few, e.g. the VisionTek All-in-Wonder HD Deluxe, also come with an antenna that connects to the coax connector on the card can pick up local over-the-air digital TV signals.

Just about all TV tuner cards and adapters these days have a DVR feature - Digital Video Recorder - or a PVR feature - Personal Video Recorder - they can record a channel , on your hard drive, and you can schedule when it's recorded just like a VCR does.

Media Center "complains" if the partition you store the recording on is not using the NTFS
(NT File Systyem), as it it does in (XP) MCE 2005.

Most TV tuner cards and adapters have one TV tuner.
In that case, while you're recording a TV channel, that's the ONLY TV channel you can watch at the same time on the computer.



#1
May 26, 2012 at 14:13:51
You don't need an extender code

LG 42PJ550 (home support page)
http://www.lg.com/ca_en/tv-audio-vi...

All the jacks on the TV are for INPUTS.

You CANNOT view the TV's display on a computer.

If you want to display TV output on a computer, you need a TV tuner card, or a TV tuner adapter, inside of, or plugged into, the computer to do that.
It must be MCE compatible in order for Media Center to be able to use it.

You CAN, if your computer has the suitable ports
- view the output of the computer's display on the TV. The display on the Plasma TV will look much better when the image is moving that it would on an LCD or LED LCD display.
- view the output of the TV tuner card or adapter on the computer on the TV
- output the sound from the computer to the audio inputs on the TV, but not visa versa.

The USB port input supports only connecting to certain devices that have *.jpg picture files or *.mp3 audio files on them.


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#2
May 27, 2012 at 10:29:45
Thanks very much, i've got an adaptor for my tv in my bedroom so it looks like i'll have to buy another do you think cards are better than adaptors

Also i need another cable for my audio, i think i was connecting it to the wrong input


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#3
May 27, 2012 at 12:20:42
A USB TV Tuner adapter MAY work okay - no harm done in trying one if you already have one.

However, if the computer is a desktop computer, you're more likely to get a better result from a PCI card or a PCI-E X1 card .
I recommend TV tuner cards or adapters with ATI / AMD chipsets. AMD has good software and support info for them.
The TV tuner on the card probably must support digital TV input, unless the source of the signal is analog, e.g., from a cable TV box.
NOTE that a PCI tuner card may NOT work properly in the PCI slot on the end closest to the center of the mboard - that slot usually shares it's IRQ with the video, and in that case, you're likely to have problems with any PCI card in that slot except a PCI video card.

You must follow the directions regarding installing the software for it. In most cases you DO NOT install drivers for it when Found New Hardware pops up after detecting it, and in many cases you DO NOT plug it into a USB port until AFTER at least part of the software for it has been installed for it.

However, NOTE that all TV tuner cards and adapters for a computer I've tried and know of have no amplifier in them for the video signal - they can't automatically amplify a video signal that is too weak like most TVs can. If the video signal is too weak for all the channels A TV picks up to be displayed properly, you will need to connect an inexpensive video amplifier box between the source and the TV tuner on the computer.

It must be MCE compatible in order for Media Center to be able to use it. Sometimes there are separate or newer drivers / associated software for it that is MCE compatible, if it didn't come with it on it's CD or DVD, on the manufacturer's web site.
If it has an ATI / AMD chipset I can provide additional info.

If it is MCE compatible, you have to set up Media Center to recognize it, then it will work fine in Media Center.

If it isn't MCE compatible, the software for the TV tuner card. or adapters also has it's own TV player program, or there are some freeware ones on the web. .
.....

" Also I need another cable for my audio, i think i was connecting it to the wrong input"

What make and model of computer do you have ?

If your computer has a HDMI port, if you connect t to the TV via a HDMI connection, it has both video and audio.

If your computer has a digital audio port, you can connect to the digital audio port on the TV.

Otherwise, you can connect from the green audio port on a desktop computer, or from the headphones port on a laptop or netbook (the speakers on the computer will produce NO sound when you do that), or from the headphones port on a desktop computer (the speakers on the computer WILL produce sound from speakers connected to it when you do that),
to the Red and White RCA mono sound jacks on the TV

See the printed manual for your TV, or the manual on the CD or DVD that came with it, or the manual I pointed you to at the beginning of response 1 for more info about how to hook up things to the TV.

The TV must be set to the proper input source, e.g. PC. when you want to display the computer display on the TV screen.


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#4
May 28, 2012 at 16:48:46
i've been out today and bought a pci card, only to get it home and installed - now i need a satalite dish, they've sold me something i couldn't use because i haven't got a dish and just wanted terrestrial unless you could advise different - it's a videomateS350 compro

i also bought a kuhler h2o 620 because i'm planning on leaving my pc on constantly and that seems brilliant even though it said easy install, 2 hours later it was up and running and so quiet as well

i've not even looked at the audio yet, bought a cable but the tv annoyed me when i realised it probably isn't going to work and may need to return or exchange for something else

Thanks for all your help


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May 28, 2012 at 20:30:04
✔ Best Answer
WHY do you need to have the computer on 24 / 7 ??

If you don't actually NEED to do that, you will get a shorter useful life out of some of your computer components, and mung (dust, lint, etc.) will accumulate inside the case faster.
.....

"i've not even looked at the audio yet, bought a cable but the tv annoyed me when i realised it probably isn't going to work and may need to return or exchange for something else"

READ the TV manual !!
See the end of response 3.
....

VideoMate S350 is intended for someone who already has a satellite TV service who wants to use that source to watch TV on a computer.

VideoMate S350
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...

...is a powerful digital satellite TV tuner card with analog video/audio capture....
...............

As I said...

"I recommend TV tuner cards or adapters with ATI / AMD chipsets. AMD has good software and support info for them."

However, when I searched today I found that aren't many of the out there now, that support a digital TV input (there were lots of them not long ago). .

If your computer has a spare PCI-E X1 slot that is not obstructed, I recommend this one:

DIAMOND ATI Theater HD 750 Tuner Card TVW750PCIE PCI-Express x1 Interface
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

More info:
DIAMOND ATI Theater 750 PCIE HD TV Tuner Card
http://www.diamondmm.com/TVW750PCIE...

Or there's similar in a USB version

Diamond TV Wonder HD 750 USB TV Tuner
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

DIAMOND ATI Theater™ HD 750 USB TV Tuner
http://www.diamondmm.com/TVW750USB.php

ATI Theater™ HD 750 - TV on the PC
http://www.amd.com/us/products/pctv...

BOTH are MCE compatible.
.......

Otherwise, there's lots of them here:

Newegg
TV tuner cards (some are USB adapters)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

TigerDirect
TV tuner cards (some are USB adapters)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...


NOTE - do NOT buy one that does NOT support digital TV input - ATSC.

Make sure it's MCE or Media Center compatible if you want to use it in Media Center !

Or Comprousa has two models

Vista T220
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...

Vista T100
http://www.comprousa.com/en/product...
.........

FYI

I have two of these - a PCI-E X16 combo modest video card ./ excellent TV tuner adapter / DVR / VIVO / AIAO
(Video In Video Out / Stereo Audio In Audio Out)

VisionTek
All-in-Wonder HD Deluxe
http://www.visiontek.com/tv-tuners/...
.....

NOTES

TV tuner cards and adapters must be connected to a coaxial cable connected TV source.
A few, e.g. the VisionTek All-in-Wonder HD Deluxe, also come with an antenna that connects to the coax connector on the card can pick up local over-the-air digital TV signals.

Just about all TV tuner cards and adapters these days have a DVR feature - Digital Video Recorder - or a PVR feature - Personal Video Recorder - they can record a channel , on your hard drive, and you can schedule when it's recorded just like a VCR does.

Media Center "complains" if the partition you store the recording on is not using the NTFS
(NT File Systyem), as it it does in (XP) MCE 2005.

Most TV tuner cards and adapters have one TV tuner.
In that case, while you're recording a TV channel, that's the ONLY TV channel you can watch at the same time on the computer.


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