[mythtv-users] Firewire unstable.
aaron at therussells.me
Tue Feb 21 16:50:46 UTC 2012
The pvr 150 was orginally set to take analog form the cable box before i
started using firewire. I was looking at the DCR-2650 from hauppauge as a
replacement for my cable box. Is that worth it?
I have another question about these solutions. Am i restricted by the same
5c encryption i find on firewire?
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Tom Bongiorno <two.bits.11 at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:02 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Aaron Russell <aaron at therussells.me>
>> > 3. Should i try to get fios to give me a new cable box and hope the new
>> > is
>> > better?
>> This is probably your best bet, but it's really a shot in the dark. I
>> had a lot of trouble recording via firewire with Comcast and a
>> DCH-3200. I switched to Verizon for a few months and had better luck
>> with their box, but switched back to Comcast for other reasons and
>> ended up with an identical looking DCH-3200, but this one seemed to
>> work fine without the problem I'd had before.
>> > 4. I also have a pvr150 in the mythtv but i believe its dying because i
>> > really crappy quality from it. The cable box is only 10% of my
>> recording so
>> > what
>> > are my other option. I dont want to spend much because its such a small
>> > amount
>> > of recordings.
>> Understood. It does cost some more money, but I can tell you that the
>> cable card solutions are all much more stable and reliable than
>> firewire. If you can find the budget for a HD Homerun Prime or Ceton
>> InfiniTV it takes all the voodoo out of the process of getting mythtv
>> to record encrypted cable.
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> The cause of your woes may not even be the hardware but rather the
> software/firmware on the cable box. Comcast pushed an update a few months
> ago, and I lost all Firewire capability. The good thing was that I
> switched to an InfiniTV 4 a few weeks prior. The Firewire was barely being
> used, but changing channels for my HDPVR. If you are able to eliminate a
> cable box rental, than a CableCard solution may pay for itself. A HDHR
> Prime or InfiniTV 4 PCIe/USB all have a street price of under $200, and
> continue to fall in price.
> As I have said many times, I love my InfiniTV 4 PCIe. Thanks to Ron
> Frazier's source patch, it is the most reliable tuner I have ever used.
> Now if I could only figure out my LiveTV ringbuffer timeout problem, I
> would buy a second InfiniTV 4 and stop renting two cable boxes.
> What is your PVR150 being used for? Is it just another tuner from another
> cable box or analog cable? If so, all the CableCard solutions would save
> you from having to replace the PVR150. If it is used for premiums, then
> the CableCard solutions will not help.
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