[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime with MythTV
bhaskins at chartermi.net
Wed Jul 21 13:29:07 UTC 2010
Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 6:28 PM, Raymond Wagner <raymond at wagnerrp.com> wrote:
>> On 7/20/2010 18:01, Shawn Asmussen wrote:
>>> Personally, I feel lucky that I even got the firewire channel changing
>>> working on my box, and I have no desire at all to try to put up enough of a
>>> fight to try to get a box with working firewire capture.
>> If you have firewire changing working, and cannot get capture working, then
>> it is very likely you simply have no 'copy-freely' content.
> I've been struggling with it for two years.
> It's not the case that the channels are marked as no-copy. I can get
> to the diagnostic screen for the STB and it shows that 5C is disabled
> for the channels I'm trying to record, it's just very hit or miss as
> far as what I actually get. Some channels seem to record perfectly
> all the time. Others record perfectly sometimes, and other times
> record only partially. I might get 17 minutes on a 30 minute
> recording, or 3 minutes, or 12 minutes or who knows what. I've come
> not to depend on anything recording over firewire and would switch to
> a HDHR prime in a heartbeat. I don't know what they cost, but they
> have to be *way* cheaper than 3x HD STB rental plus 3x HDPVR.
My experience is very similar to yours.
Trust me, I'm not trying to sound like a smartass here,
but do we really think that the cable companies will give up what they see
as a $360/year (3)STB rental for a $36/year ( (3)Mcard ) rental?
These guys operate on a "ratchet" business plan, more money for less value
and they will not allow either to go in the other direction and they control
> Anyone know if you can use them with Fios?
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