[mythtv-users] QAM tuner vrs Firewire

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Tue Apr 3 20:40:34 UTC 2007

Donald:  You are truly one of the lucky ones.  Time Warner in my part of
the L.A. area has completely shut down the Firewire output on my
STB...can't get anything, even the broadcast HD channels (major networks).
 All I can use the Firewire port for now is to change channels on the STB
so I can record from its s-video port.  Bah.

Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 15:25:31 -0400
From: "Donald Webster" <fryfrog at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] QAM tuner vrs Firewire
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
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If you are lucky, firewire will get you *EVERY SINGLE CHANNEL* you can
tune to with your cable box.  For me, this is the case.  It includes
all SD channels (which are actually digital for me), all HD
channels... everthing.  I only pickup about 6 QAM HD channels with my
pci cards, all "network" stations of course... and hidden, in that you
have to scan for them by hand and label em and such.

If you got cable, I'd say its worth $20 or so to find out if their
firewire is good or not.  If you don't have cable, signing up for it
w/o knowing *anything* is kind of a pot shot :(

On 4/3/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am thinking about getting digital cable to receive HD via firewire.
> It seems that firewire is somewhat flaky for some people.  I know that you
> cant get 5C'd stuff over firewire only the "in the clear" stuff.
> I have a HDHomeRun that has a QAM tuner. My question is will i get the
> same channels over firewire as my HDHR tuner?
> Or is it different?
> Thanks,
> Mitchell

Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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