[mythtv-users] Does Hauppaugh HVR 2250 work with Myth
paulin at spextreme.com
Fri Oct 10 18:51:12 UTC 2008
Thanks for the information. I'm still learning all of this stuff (well
outside my knowledge range :)
Anyway I pretty much have the most basic Comcast stuff so those channels
will be fine for me. It sounds like they are encrypting the extended basic
packages (and up). I pretty much only watch FOX, ABC, NBC, and CBS.
I was just reading the Wikipedia page on DTV and I get the SDTV, EDTV, HDTV
concepts a little bit better (clear as mud). So if no conversion is need
because it's in MPEG already then I will probably look at getting the pcHDTV
card (http://www.pchdtv.com/) and a WINTV-HVR-1250.
There isn't any issue with mixing cards right? The reason I can't go with
two 1250 because I only have 1 PCIe slot which is what the 1250 appears to
support. Any other recommendations.
And thanks for all the help. It is greatly appreciated.
On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:22 PM, raphy <rpooser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Paulin <paulin at spextreme.com> wrote:
> > Raphael,
> > I though (and I may be wrong) that digital is not mpeg, it's raw. HD is
> > the mpeg format.
> > As for encrypted, my understanding is Comcast doesn't encrypt their
> > channels.
> > However that would be nice if I'm wrong.
> > Thanks
> > steve
> Hmm, I'm kind of confused by what you're saying. It is true that HD is
> in mpeg format already. It's all mpeg2 on my myth machine, where I use
> a HVR1250 to do all the digital cable recording. But, digital and HD
> are one and the same in terms of format as I understand it. The way
> comcast works for me is I have digital channels that can have any type
> of bitrate or resolution programming. My machine just plops them onto
> the hard disk regardless of whether it's HD or not: all digital gets
> treated the same.
> About the encryption issue: in my area comcast encrypts everything
> except the local networks and public TV. So my digital cable channels
> that I can record are NBC, Fox, CBS, ABC, CW, PBS, etc. They don't
> even leave TNT-HD or USA-HD unencrypted, which is nutty if you ask me.
> If you absolutely want to record all your encrypted comcast channels I
> believe the best solution right now is to get a cable box and the new
> Hauppauge HD-PVR box that can accept component input. The way I used
> to do it was use the Svideo input of my PVR-150 and output the cable
> box to it.
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