[mythtv-users] Comcast follies
danielk at cuymedia.net
Fri Jul 9 19:42:57 UTC 2010
On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 04:27 -0700, David Williams wrote:
> Once he finished I discovered the RNG110 firewire access is defunct.
> It, the RNG110, continues to show up on the back end but no signal
> comes through via firewire.
The firmware on the RNG110 might have been updated either because
he enabled two-way communications, or simply because the cable
companies recently got permission from the FCC to kill firewire
and the timing was just a coincidence.
It's the firmware that determines whether firewire works. I had RCN
cable a few years back and their box didn't work with the firmware
they broadcast to the receiver. After taking a long time to diagnose
the problem their engineering department offered me two free of
charge DVR's to replace my cable box. (Not something I was interested
in as a MythTV developer who at the time was foolishly trying to get
firewire recording to work more reliably.)
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