[mythtv] [mythtv-commits] Ticket #4752: Add R5000 STB Support to MythTV

Alan Nisota alannisota at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 09:43:40 UTC 2008

Simon Kenyon wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-02-23 at 00:43 +0000, MythTV wrote:
>> #4752: Add R5000 STB Support to MythTV
>> ----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------
>>  Reporter:  alannisota at gmail.com  |       Owner:  ijr    
>>      Type:  enhancement           |      Status:  new    
>>  Priority:  minor                 |   Milestone:  unknown
>> Component:  mythtv                |     Version:  unknown
>>  Severity:  medium                |     Mlocked:  0      
>> ----------------------------------+-----------------------------------------
>>  The following patch and included firmware add R5000 STB support to MythTV:
>>  http://www.nextcomwireless.com/r5000/home.htm
> living in europe this is of no "use" to me
> but i was curious and had a look at their web site
> they are strangely anti-linux and anti-mythtv
> not that that really matters if it give you what you want (an
> unencrypted HD stream)
> but i thought i should make you aware of this.
> see:
> http://www.nextcomwireless.com/r5000/mythtv.htm

I initially thought that as well from their website.  Buthaving talked 
to them, I no longer think it is hostility, but instead just complete 
lack of time/ability for support.  They gave me permission to distribute 
the firmware, and said they'd release an updated one that fixes the 
1024byte packet in their next update.  So I don't think they are 
anti-linux, just frustrated with all the emails asking about myth 
support that they couldn't do anything about.  Regardless, you should 
expect NO support from them regarding MythTV.  I would absolutely expect 
that you have a Windows box available if you go this route since if you 
have problems, you'll need it to get any support from the company (and 
as I already mentioned, emulation is not currently an option)

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