[mythtv-users] Re: Comcast being coy?
adeffs at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 15:01:57 UTC 2005
wow, this is awesome. I was hesitant to do it because I'm always the guy that
would end up getting a non-firewire box with no way to get a new one, or
getting a new one that still doesn't have firewire...
out of curiosity, would I need the DVR version of the box or would the regular
version have firewire out? my comcast uses the motorola boxes for dvr, and
from what I've seen for the non-dvr's as well. in fact, they look the same,
maybe they are, just san-hd?
would the firewire allow me to get all the channels over it or just the ones
that are sent through the lines as digital?
On Friday 07 October 2005 10:28, Derek Meek wrote:
> Federal regulations stipulate that if you request a firewire capable
> version of an HDTV tuner device they _must_ provide it
> On 10/7/05, Chris Ribe <chrisribe at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don't yet have a frontend capable of processing HDTV, but I decided to
> > go ahead and call Comcast and get an HDTV/Firewire box. I figure I can
> > get the Firewire transport working before I shell out for a new computer.
> > Anyhow, when I asked for a box with a firewire port on it, the rep said,
> > "A what?" and then put me on hold while she went to find an HDTV
> > specialist. I was then told that, "at this time, the only connections
> > supported are DVI and HDMI."
> > I said, "Fine, just bring it anyway."
> > I'm hoping they just didn't know what they were talking about or just
> > repeating the company line. I also hope they won't hassle me at the
> > install because I don't have an HDTV monitor.
> > I was told that I couldn't just pick up the box, and that the technician
> > won't leave until everything is working. To make matters worse, I won't
> > even
> > be around when they come to do the installation.
> > Hopefully if I leave a note that says, "Dear Comcast guy, I know what I
> > am doing, please just leave the box and go about your business." there
> > will be a box there for me when I get home.
> > Any helpful advice and or pertinant anecdotes out there?
> > Thanks,
> > Chris Ribe
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