[mythtv-users] Cablevision requiring STB for all TVs in my area soon
ffluvssg1 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 18:16:32 UTC 2010
So far, I am trying to resolve this problem as follows:
1. Cablevision is offering free additional STBs for one year, so I obtained
one Scientific Atlanta SA4200 HD (for use of the firewire port) and one
Scientific Atlanta SA4200 (already have one of those using a serial port IR
2. I am trying to figure out how to use my existing serial port IR Blaster
in conjunction with a PVR-150 IR blaster. Having trouble figuring out the
LIRC configuration for Mythbuntu. Right now I am trying not to break the one
lirc process that's working.
3. For my third input, I am experimenting with the firewire on the HD box.
So far if I use the MythTV settings without a channel changer script, I get
no recording when "Point to point" is selected, and static is recorded if
"Broadcast" is selected.
Any suggestions would be appreciated re: my LIRC or firewire configuration.
My ultimate goal is to patch this together until the CableCard-friendly
hardware is available, because that seems to be a better solution. I don't
want to pay for all those STBs!
On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 10:12 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 4:49 AM, Fred <ffluvssg1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > It seems that getting CableCards for MythTV is premature, right? I won't
> > able to use them for months, at least.
> That's right. The only release date we have for the hardware is
> "later this year", but they're working with the mythtv developers and
> support for the hardware is already scheduled to be in the next MythTV
> release, even though the hardware isn't here yet.
> > What is the current status with Verizon in terms of STB requirements and
> > encrypted (or protected) channels?
> Some people seem to have a very stable firewire connection to Verizon
> STB's and can record a lot of channels flawlessly. Others have
> struggled to get it working and had mixed success. YMMV. The HDPVR
> is an option that works, but it's somewhat expensive. If you only
> want SD, then you can use your existing cards to encode
> composite/S-Video output from an SD STB.
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