I know on the back of the box there are IR ports (used on TiVo boxes to control channel changes), two ports that are the same as headphone and pc speaker connectors labelled: 'IR REMOTE IN' and 'IR BLASTER OUT' it also has a USB 1 port and a crossover ethernet port (doubt either of them would work for channel changes though).
Of course it has 2 scarts for picture output however is lacking the seperate audio channel outputs.
When it comes to TV on the pc I have been searching for literally years for something that lets me change the channel on the pc without the digibox remote and it would appear I've almost found it.
I would really appreciate it if anyone had any info on how I would get an IR blaster from my PC to my digibox that would be compatible with media center 2005, also I would like to know what kind of TV Tuner card I am best purchasing. I have been looking at the WinTV PVR-150 with hardware MPEG2 encoder however it is priced at around £60/$110-$120 USD here and that is really out of my price range.
Note: just confirmed with Telewest that they don't support nor endorse nor know anything about the IR blaster feature, they couldn't even tell me it was on the box! So they are no help *sigh*.
If this feature was available to me I would more than happily get media center on my pc and use it! My spec is more than adequate the only part of this that sucks is the graphics card but I would be willing to fork out for a new gfx card too if I could get this channel changing and a tv tuner card to work so ANY help, greatly appreciated!