For everyone's knowledge base, I posted a private message to TorontoColin and he provided the very helpful message below. I now have the Colossus working perfectly within Windows Media Center with a full tv guide schedule. My next question is... how do I compress the 'ts' file that is created on a one hour HD show (like Survivor) down from 4.66 gb to something significantly smaller (so I can transfer it across the web to another computer). I tried Handbrake but it wouldn't accept the file?
Here's the earlier private message and the reply :
I do indeed have a full guide. It performs in much the same way as my Rogers HDPVR, except that it looks much nicer and integrates other sources (such as over the air broadcasts), in addition to numerous other features which the Rogers device lacks.
There is a specific setup package for Windows Media Center for the Colossus available on the Hauppauge website. There is a PDF with a guide available here. You'll need to follow their directions pretty much exactly as listed.
I'd be happy to help you with any issues you may encounter, but I would ask that you post to the forum in future, that way anybody with similar issues in the future can benefit from your experience. Our HTPC forum can be found here; you may find your questions appropriate for this thread, or you may wish to create one of your own. I currently follow the HTPC forum, so I'm alerted when there are changes, but if you wish you can PM me when you post and I'll follow your specific thread as well.
Best of luck,
Originally Posted by brianconway
Colin, I have a Colossus set up with my HTPC (windows 7) and saw that you appear to have it running through Windows Media Center with a working Scheduler. I hate the software that the Colossus came with for scheduling shows - it's not like me PVR that I can look at the tv guide and press 'enter' to setup a recording. Do you have a tv guide in WMC? I live in Calgary and have Shaw Cable TV as my provider. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
p.s. feel free to post on the site if you think it'll help others.