[mythtv-users] Comcast Fall attack

Matthew Dansereau matthew at dansereau.com
Tue Nov 6 18:18:16 UTC 2007

I'm located new Foxboro, MA
I have comcast digital too.  ($55)
I can still access non-digital shows using my pvr150.

I also use a pcHDTV5500 for DVB.

I really don't like what I see avaiable now maybe 50 "digital" stations.  It
seems that rabbit ears will pull in almost the same amount of shows in HD --
most of the other channels are blocked or scrambled I guess.

I'm looking into the option of the Firewire Port on the Motarola Box.  I
hear that it streams RAW MPEG.
Until there is a cost effective HDMI capture card we are really at the mercy
of the cable companies.

I really hope that I can get the Firewrie to work though, that would allow
for full spectum of channels that my cable box gets to hit my Mythtv

I have heard that a few of us Mythtv fanatics have used this pretty

On 11/6/07, David Brodbeck <gull at gull.us> wrote:
> On Nov 6, 2007, at 8:08 AM, Brett Kosinski wrote:
> >> Now, Ive got an analog tuner (pvr150) and Ill probably be switching
> >> soon. We are kinda limited here in Indiana. Wondering what my options
> >> are?
> >
> > Get a digital settop box and drive it with an IR blaster (they cost
> > ~$20 from irblaster.info).  I'm using that set up on my system and it
> > works like a charm, and gives me full access to my entire channel
> > lineup.  Never missed a tune, either.
> If you're lucky you might get a set-top box with a serial port, so
> you can skip the IR blaster.  I have one from Comcast and channel
> changes are very reliable -- I have yet to see one miss.  Only
> problem I've had is the audio level from the box is kind of low.  I
> compensated by lowering the audio on my analog tuner to match.
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