[mythtv-users] Firewire - Shaw - Score HD

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Mon Feb 20 17:37:03 UTC 2012



----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kane Tse" <kane.tse at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 20, 2012 11:23:46 AM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Firewire - Shaw - Score HD
> 
> >
> > I am still capturing all of my SHAW HD from my HDPVR due to this.
> >   I tried
> > with Firewire a couple of years back and saw too many issues.  Now
> > I just
> > use Firewire for channel changing.
> > Do you find that this works fine for all other channels?  As a
> > fellow
> > Canadian with Shaw, I would be really interested in hearing about
> > your
> > experiences.  I have been thinking of trying another source for TV
> > ( Telus
> > or Sat )
> >
> 
> Once one eliminated the locked/protected channels (mostly the premium
> HD channels like National Geographic, Discovery HD, The Score HD)
> from
> MythTV, I used a daisy chained Motorola DCT-6200 and DCT-6416 very
> successfully with Shaw cable (Vancouver) for 3 years from 2008 to
> 2011.  Had no zero-length or failed recordings over firewire capture
> after the initial set-up period.
> 
> Unfortunately, I had to leave Shaw for other reasons (pricing).  But
> the firewire-based capture never failed me.  It's too bad some of
> their newer hardware doesn't have firewire ports anymore.

I just did a quick test of Discovery HD and National Geographic, and they both work over firewire just fine.

Gerald


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