[mythtv-users] 0.26 Fix - Add support for HDHR Prime without CableCard?

Ben Kamen bkamen at benjammin.net
Wed Aug 8 01:41:20 UTC 2012


On 2012-08-07 8:37 PM, Bill Meek wrote:
> On 08/07/2012 01:32 PM, jr wrote:
>> The Relese Notes for 0.26 contain the line:  Add support for HDHR
>> Prime without CableCard
>>
>> Does 0.25 not allow the user of antenna with HDHR Prime?  I thought
>> people were using it without a cable card right now.
>
> Hi;
>
> Looking at the links, the originator reports that tuning fails in the:
>
>    "Digital Cable" mode (not Cable Card mode...
>
> I suspect a more precise way of saying "without CableCard" (in this case)
> would be "clear QAM". But I don't have an HDHRPrime. Maybe someone who
> does can confirm this.
>
> In any case, I removed it from the 'Key New Features' section since
> the ticket suggests it was working in 0.24.

Wait! Sort of!

I just went through this the other night while setting up my new system.

I have an HDHR-Prime 3CC -- it does not tune ATSC. So it won't work with OTA.

It works just fine with Digital Cable (without the cablecard - since I don't have that).

I'm using mine to receive the OTA rebroadcasts on ComCast (in Illinois).

So perhaps clarifying that it *does* work without the  CableCard is fine -- but the user needs to know the unit (to my tests verified on their website) that it doesn't do OTA ATSC. (or even CATV ATSC... QAM only seems to be the ticket)

Does that help?

  -Ben


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