[mythtv-users] Firewire - Shaw - Score HD
kane.tse at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 17:50:41 UTC 2012
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Mark Hutchinson <markhsa at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Kane Tse <kane.tse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Mark Hutchinson <markhsa at gmail.com>
>> >> > 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.
>> > Are you still using Myth? What are you using now? I am interested in
>> > alternative providers ( other than SHAW ) for Mythtv capture in Canada.
>> Yes, still using MythTV. I currently use OTA (HDHomerun) for most
>> recordings, and then have an HD-PVR hooked up to a single Optik TV
>> (Telus) controlled via IR blaster. Everything is working quite well,
>> although the HD-PVR seems to be sensitive to heat... Ever since I've
>> placed it on a wire rack, the HDPVR recordings have been much more
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> I would really be interested in your Telus setup. I want to convert to
> Telus in a month.
> Could you let me know your setup details? Maybe share IRBlaster hardware
> type and conf files? If you would not mind?
Be happy to help out. Maybe we should take this off-list of start a
new thread since the original topic is about Shaw firewire capture.
Let me know what info you need, but there's nothing really special
about my setup... Just Fedora 15 with an HD-PVR connected via USB.
Using the IR blaster module within the HDPVR itself to control the
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