[mythtv-users] Support for WinTV-DCR-2650?
robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 20:00:39 UTC 2011
On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 7:56 PM, James <virtue at rocketmonkeys.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Robert McNamara
> <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The DCR-2650 appears as a USB attached network device and will work
>> with the libhdhomerun/HDHomeRun tuner type included in MythTV. No
>> further driver work is necessary.
> Thanks for the answer! I'm curious about the techie details - does
> this appear like a NIC to the PC? So using this is more like using a
> modem than a normal TV tuner chip? I also imagine this means there
> are (more or less) standard commands, like the old modem "AT"
> commands. Is that (basically, vaguely) right?
As I understand it, yes, it appears as a network device to the PC.
The same is true of the PCIe Ceton CableCard tuner.
> Does this actually use ethernet/ip layers like a normal network card
> would? It's funny that the manufacturer's are going this route -
> maybe it has something to do with the cablecard certification? (ie.
> not exposing too much of the inner workings in software, so the
> drivers have to be very thin).
Yes, it uses regular TCP/IP. From the perspective of MythTV, at
least, there will be no difference between this and the HDHomeRun
prime aside from number of tuners.
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