[mythtv-users] mythtv newcomer.. need help setting up live tv

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 16:30:06 UTC 2004

maybe i am going about this wrong.  When i orignally read the
hauppauge site about hte pvr-350 i don't remember seeing anything
about it being just an analog tuner.  So now i am really confused. 
Since i have COX digital cable does that mean that I wasted $170? Or
does that mean i just can't use the tuner on the card? Or neither?

Right now like i said i have coax cable going directly to my pvr-350
card.  So if what Tim said was correct then it would explain why i am
not seeing anything on my computer monitor.  I am going to try going
from my cable outlet to cable box to myth box and see if that works. 
If it doesn't then that would pretty much mean sthat i can't use the
tuner.  I can still go cable outlet to cable box to tv and then from
my tv to the myth box using the included cables that came with the
pvr-350 card though right? So i will still be able to watch tv on my
tv just now my computer.  This was my end goal anyways i just figured
it would be easier to try on my computer first before i started
messing with everything else.


On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:53:53 -0400, Michael Ford <mford2 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 October 2004 09:24 am, Tim Sailer wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 20, 2004 at 08:43:18AM -0400, Evan Burrows wrote:
> > > ok to answer some of the questions.. I have my cable input running to
> > > a splitter ( i am too cheap to buy another tuner card.  So one runs to
> > > my cable box and the other to my myth box.
> >
> > Move the splitter to your cablebox output. The tuner doesn't know what to
> > do with the digital input.
> >
> I don't think this is true in all situations.  My cable system broadcasts
> regular cable alongside digital cable so I can run the coax directly to the
> TV card.  I don't get all of the digital channels but that's okay.  Moving
> the splitter to the cablebox output will only work if your cablebox has
> passthrough.  Mine does not, it will only output the channel selected by the
> cablebox .
> --
> Michael Ford
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