[mythtv-users] DTV switch means dealing with multiple STB's via firewire - HELP!
joe.borne at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 17:51:40 UTC 2009
On Feb 17th my cable company will switch to an all digital lineup. Wifey is
pretty used to having three inputs to my MythBox in order to avoid recording
conflicts (one via firewire, two analog). So obviously I need to find a
solution before the switch.
I currently have a 4 port firewire card in my MythTV system. I haven't
really dealt with the issue of firewire since early `07 when I first set it
all up. I recall that using multiple cable STB's via firewire was
problematical back then due to the issue of ports being reassigned
dynamically if there was a reboot or other reset event.
I'd rather not have to turn another home system into a backend if I can
avoid it. So my question for the guru's is this:
Does anyone have a reliable solution for using several firewire connected
set top boxes on the same backend? If so, can you describe the setup and
Thanks in advance!
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