[mythtv-users] ESPN2HD via firewire

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 17:46:42 UTC 2006

On 8/21/06, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/21/06, Yeechang Lee <ylee at pobox.com> wrote:
> > John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> says:
> > > The one channel I cannot record, that I should be able to, is
> > > ESPN2HD.  All of my other digital channels come across as "copy
> > > free".  ESPN2HD comes across as "copy once", and the cable box will
> > > not feed data to my firewire card.
> >
> > RCN San Francisco doesn't carry ESPN2HD, just ESPNHD. That said, I
> > verified last night that I can indeed record a program (SportsCenter)
> > through FireWire from it.
> Thanks for giving it a try.
> I actually alos have ESPNHD, and it records fine.  It is only ESPN2HD
> that has the problem.

Everything I've read about 5C indicates that it is not part of the
original signal and must be set by the cable company, which would mean
your cable company, whether they realize it or not, is setting the 5C
signal for ESPN2HD differently.

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