[mythtv-users] hdtv from a cable box

tgate tgate at mypublic.net
Wed Jul 27 21:22:08 EDT 2005

> Uhhh... why not do firewire?  Just ask them for a cable box with
> firewire, connect to your backend, and you can both capture AND change
> channels over firewire.

If I might ask. I've setup mythtv a few times and am always looking  
for a more permanent solution.  Currently, I'm debating getting a  
direcTv receiver from 169time.com that has firewire out or switching  
over to comcast with a pair of motorola 6200 STBs (This has been a  
struggle because comcast continues to deny needing to provide a STB  
with firewire active).  Any information on either of these routes  
would be well appreciated.

But specifically, are you able to archive premium channels such as  
HBO, etc...?  Will it also archive non-HD signals the same way?  Is  
the signal that comes over the firewire a uncompressed stream of some  
sort or is it in the original format from the provider?

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