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

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 17:05:00 UTC 2004

One other thing on the point that i just made.  If the tv tuner on the
pvr-350 can't handle digital cable then if i used the suggestion
offered before to put the splitter on the output of my cable box
wouldn't that mean that out of that splitter if one cable went to my
tv and another went to my myth box that they would be forced to watch
the same channel since it would be user the tuner in the cable box? 
So if the tuner in the pcr-350 only handles analog that would mean
that i would have to go out and buy another tuner card so i could
watch and record tv at the same time?

Also the main selling point of the pvr-350 is its tv out, but in order
to use this you would have to be using the tv tuner in the pvr-350
(which is looking like i won't be able to), so essentially since i
can't use digital cable on the pvr-350 tuner then i spent the extra
money when i should have just gotten a pvr-250.

Also say that i connect my coax cable from the cable box to my tv (and
don't run one to my myth box) that would mean that I would be able to
record shows because i can set that svideo connection as my cable
input but that would mean that i would not have the mythtv interface
on my tv unless I connected my graphics card to my tv since nothing
would be running on the pvr-350 tv out.

I am making this harder than it needs to be because i am really
starting to confuse myself

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 12:30:06 -0400, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
> thanks
> Evan
> 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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