[mythtv-users] fiberoptic IPTV recording on mythtv
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 23:41:30 UTC 2007
On 1/3/07, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/3/07, Steven Adeff < adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 12/30/06, ryan patterson <ryan.goat at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I recently got fiberoptic cable to my home with telephone, internet and
> > > though IPTV multicasting. It is not Verizon it is a local city
> > > company. I want to use the "CRC IP Network Recorder" to tune in the
> > > signals directly off the network instead of having to use an IR blaster
> > > control the cable box etc.
> > >
> > > I found some info that allowed me to set up the CRC IP Recorder tuner(s)
> > > the correct ip multicast address/port. And now if I tune my cable box
> to a
> > > channel I can then watch that channel on mythtv. My cable box and my
> > > box are not wired together. I am definitely decoding the signal off the
> > > network. This is good, but I can't change channels and the data for the
> > > program guide is not there.
> > >
> > > The CRC IP recorder option in mythtv is setup so I have to define one
> > > for each channel. When I hit watch TV in mythtv it automatically
> > > to the tuner with the highest priority. If my cable box is not set to
> > > channel then mythtv cant get the multicast stream and it fails so I can
> > > get one channel.
> > >
> > > I don't understand how to set up the channel sources correctly. Each
> > > only has one channel but the line up has all the channels listed.
> > >
> > > Has anybody gotten the CRC IP Recorder to work with IPTV service? I
> think I
> > > am getting really close but I must be missing something to bring it all
> > > together.
> > a little off topic...
> > Are you able to record any channel or is there some level of DRM like
> > with the firewire enabled cableboxen?
> I asked the provider if channels were encrypted. They said only premiums
> like HBO, showtime, & skinamax would be. I have only experimented with a
> couple of channels on mythtv. I haven't yet built a complete list of the
> multicast addresses for all the channels. But I think I will be able to
> directly record everything except the premium channels.
> Of course your millage may vary. A different provider could encrypt
> everything to force you into renting their STB. Like most cable providers
> encrypt 99% of digital cable channels so that you can't use your own QAM
> tuner to watch. Though I was able to get unencrypted pay-per-view
> advertisements on mine.
So it looks like it will have the same problems generally as the
firewire output on cableboxen =(
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