[mythtv-users] Insight Cable Company willing to work with me on getting firewire to work

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 14:17:12 UTC 2007

On 10/4/07, Daniel Arfsten <darfsten at hotmail.com> wrote:
> the only way I know of a way to test the firewire connection for encryption
> or filtering is to use the following commands.
> sudo test-mpeg2
> and you can redirect that mplayer, if it plays then you have a "clear"
> channel. if not, it's definitely encrypted.
> then you have to use sudo firewire_tester with the -R option to reset the
> firewire bus if you tried to capture a channel that was encrypted.
> Unfortunately, you have to do this on every single channel that you want to
> test, you first set the stb to that channel, then try to capture the stream,
> then if mplayer plays it, then you move on. So on and so forth.
> You're lucky you could get firewire channel changing to work. I can't even
> get that working, I have a sa3250hd and no one has been able to help me. The
> link is here if anyone is reading this and want's to try and help.....
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/290860?#290860

I have no experience with that set top box, but as a last resort, if
you can't get firewire channel changing working, you could always use
an IR blaster to change the channel on the box.


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