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How To Control A Usb Device From Another Pc


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#1 carninesix

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:20 AM

Hello,

Was not sure which section to post this in.

What I have is a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick plugged into one of my desktops (Vista Ultimate).

Two questions here.

First question, is it possible to control the above USB device from another computer on the same home network?

This is so if I am not at my desk, can I get the vedio feed to display on my laptop over the wireless network.

Second question, where does Vista Ultimate store the recorded television programs?

If there is no way to do the above, I can always watch the recorded video feed.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:54 AM

One way off the top of my head is gotomypc.com it allows you to remotely connect to your computer anywhere there is an internet connection so long as both computers are on the internet. This may not be the best way nor the cheapest. but its early and thats all I can think of at the moment :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:07 PM

Hello,

The problem is not connecting to my PC's I have a fully functional home network.

What I want to be able to do is control the Pinnacle device from another PC.

Steve
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:11 AM

The easiest fix is a remote control program such as the free versions of VNC. There are other ways, but they're a bit difficult to implement (read: I tried and gave up on them :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 01:58 PM

My favorite is tightvnc. Default settings are normally fine, just make sure to use the type of connection you want (one is better picutre less speed, the other is switched).

http://www.tightvnc.com/

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 05:25 PM

Hello,

I am going to investigate the VNC stuff looks cool, thank you.

And I managed to find the recorded stuff, so for those that need to know under Vista Ultimate the directory is,

C:\Users\Public\Recorded TV\

This applies when you are using the Media Center to record TV via a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick 800e

Steve
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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

Just a minor note. Gotomypc is a remote service that gives you total controll over your computer from anywhere. Not just allowing you to connect to it. I am affraid I may have been unclear on that. but VNC is free so, that is all the better :thumbsup:

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Posted 30 April 2007 - 06:56 PM

The only problem I would see is wireless network speed. I think HDTV signals are a bit much for them. But it all depends on your equipment. I would look to the website of the manufacturer. See if they have done any networking tests or some type of documentation on the device.

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