[mythtv-users] Newbie Questions
dat220 at tappin.ca
dat220 at tappin.ca
Fri Dec 15 20:35:39 UTC 2006
> I have shaw in Saskatoon (you didn't mention where you're from) and I get
> most channels over firewire with the DCT6200. When I had a free preview
> of the movie channel earlier this year, I recorded several movies in HD
> from the 6200. They have since put 5C=1 on a couple of the digital
> channels, so I don't know if the movie channel is still available over
How exactly does that work? So the MythTV backbend just pulls the feed
form the box? Can you use the Shaw box and record at the same time?
> Can I have two tuners and record 2 shows at the same time?
> Sort of. I have the aforementioned 6200 hooked up via firewire.
> Apparently some people have troubles with having more than one box hooked
> up via firewire, which would limit you to one tuner for digital channels
> (and HD) I've never tried it, because I've only got the one box.
> I also have a PVR250 hooked up to the analog cable, so in effect, I have
> two tuners on all the analog channels (which are also available over
> firewire in Saskatoon)
That's the set-up I pictured. A secondary Analog would do me fine.
> Quiet is the key - if you can build a box that's satisfactory for having
> next to your TV, and also big enough to do all the backend and frontend
> stuff, go for it. I have a combined backend/frontend hooked up to a
> digital projector in my "home theatre" but also a frontend in the
> livingroom, the frontend installed on my laptop, and on my desktop
> computer (intel mac mini) Having multiple frontends is really simple to
> do, but lots of folks have a single combined frontend/backend.
That's my first thought... I would just trick out a quite high end system
in a nice case and put it next to my TV. I guess I would need to if I
have a Digital tuner connected via firewire. I do not think I can justify
a second 'dumb' digital tuner (although Shaw has a $100 offered now).
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