[mythtv-users] seeking advice for starting from scratch

Brian Walter blwalter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 18:58:33 UTC 2007

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> Jack Madison wrote:
>> In the next few months (as soon as my basement is finished) I plan to
>> build a TV/Theater room as well as convert everything to MythTV.  I am
>> running cat5e throughout the house and have a dedicated space for the
>> network switch, terminating all the TV related cable, as well as holding
>> Sat receivers and a MythTV server.  
>> I receive my TV through DirectTV, and don't want to change this.
>> Current receivers, one of each:
>> HD Receiver - HD10
>> DVR (Tivo) - R10
>> Basic Receiver - D10
> <snip>
>> Am I screwed?: Can I get HD from DirectTV to Myth at all?  Can I get HD
>> from HDDVD/Blueray to Myth at all?  With my current setup is there
>> anyway to use Myth and HD at all?
> No.  You cannot pull HD from a satellite receiver unless you invest in 
> something "hacked" to provide firewire output (google 169time).  Sorry.
> Kevin
Or google R5000.  These are pricey though.


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