[mythtv-users] Firewire and 5c
cfunk30myth at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 03:36:50 UTC 2007
On 4/9/07, Craig Partin <cpartin at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > > > Hi all,
> > > > >
> > > > > I have been watching the recent threads concerning comcast and the
> 5c stuff.
> > > > > I decided to check mine (comcast in Northern Colorado) all of
> the channels
> > > > > say that 5c is off. However I still only receive a few channels
> > > > > firewire. So i'm assuming that comcast has the box set to just
> send certain
> > > > > channels out the firewire port??
> > > > >
> > > > > One more question, and this is way off topic, and hopefully not a
> > > > > issue since it's not dealing with cracking 5c. Does anyone know
> if it is
> > > > > possible to pull recordings off a dct6412 stb's hd? I read a huge
> thread on
> > > > > avs forums, but it dealt with just doing what myth already does
> > > > > from firewire) except in windows. There were a few references to
> > > > > stuff off the dct's hard drive, but the thread is about a year
> > > > > Not a big deal, just wanted to get HD Sopranos and Entourage into
> myth from
> > > > > the 6412.
> > > >
> > > > if 5C is off there is nothing else preventing those from being
> > > > streamed via firewire, so it may just be a blip. I know with my box
> > > > I use the test_mpeg2 CLI utility I have to try it a couple times
> > > > before it starts streaming whereas Myth seems to go through the
> > > > steps to make sure it gets a signal as it has yet to miss a
> > > > this way.
> > >
> > >
> > > If you get a resolution to this issue, please post again. If it's
> > > true about 5c in Colorado, tn I will be upgrading my service
> > I'd be hesitant to switch, there is no way to determine if this was a
> > conscious decision on Comcast's part or just a engineering error when
> > they rolled out the last update to the DCT boxes. This may last for a
> > year or a month, just be prepared for it to go back to its old ways.
> Then I will cancel, and pay only for the time it suited my needs. Its
> not like a cell phone where I sign a contract with early termination
> penalties. While I doubt we are many enough to influence the
> policies, it might be good to have the reason why service was canceled
> on file.
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Well, sorry to get your hopes up. I've spent most of the night playing
with it, and can't seem to get any "premium" channels. I can get everything
2-99 and even several 100's and some 400's and a couple 500's but when i try
to get HBO, starz, encore etc. it just drops me back out to the main menu.
backend log says :
Firerec: No input in 15 seconds [P:0 N:1] (select)
I did verify again that 5c says off on the cable box.
I've tried it on my master backend and on a slave backend. Both have
different types of Firewire cards, so I don't think it is a card issue.
Possible though I guess.
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