[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun PRIME
mythlist at bossung.net
Fri May 20 14:37:39 UTC 2011
On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 20:16, Bob <mythtv [at] cox> wrote:
>> My provider is putting most of the new channels on switched video, I
>> suspect these channels require Tru2Way as well. My current television
>> has a cable card and I am not able to get these new channels.
>SDV requires "tuning adapters" for devices such as Tivo and
>the HDHR Prime and the Ceton InfiniTV. The provider is
>supposed to provide them to their customers when asked
>(depending the whether the provider is using Cisco or
>Motorola equipment, you many need more than one).
>Unfortunately, most/all TVs do not have ability to use the
>tuning adapters (although for TV's with USB ports, in
>theory, it would *just* require a firmware update, which
>I am unaware of any manufacturer actually doing).
>But the HDHR Prime was designed to support SDV,
>so, in theory, it should "just work" (I seem to recall
>that Ceton released a number of updates to get
>the TAs working correctly, so "just work" may be
>an oversimplification in the real world).
I was over on the Silicon Dust forum and apparantly, the TW 'tuning
adapter' (from Cisco) only support two tuners with one TA. This it ends
up making one tuner of the 3 in the Prime unusable. So until TW/Cisco
decides to update their tuning adapters to more current
technology/firmware that support up to 4 tuners, this may be a problem
for some TW customers. I have no background in this technology so all I
am doing is regurgitating what I found on that list.
BTW, according to the details on my TW site concerning channels with CC,
if the device does not support Tru2Way then about 30 channels are
affected because of SDV and require a TA. For me that is around 10
channels of interest.
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