[mythtv-users] Comcast do it all MythBox...

Eric C runericrun at gmail.com
Fri Apr 25 22:03:27 UTC 2008

Yeah I read about that. For the setup I'm going to need, I have to have the
STB anyhow... so it doesn't matter really if I get a 150 or a 500, because
I'll be pushing the Digital content down via S-Video anyway.

If they move channels to digital, I think I'll just

On Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 2:52 PM, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > At this point, the HVR-1600 question is probably the only last one I
> have.
> > Funny how it'll put the audio with the video when I'm inputting video on
> the
> > card, and audio on my sound card.
> On the PVR 250, audio goes into the PVR card, not the sound card. I
> expect the 150 works the same way.
> Make sure before you do too much planning what channels you can tune
> with an NTSC tuner. Just plug your cable directly into a CATV capable
> TV and see what you get. Comcast is in the process of moving
> everything to digital channels, even when they're in the analog bands.
> Here in Chicago, for example, I can only get the locals, some
> shopping, and some Jesus channels over NTSC. Everything else is
> digital and requires an STB.
> If you do get all the sub 100 stations in NTSC, you might want to get
> a PVR 500 instead of a 150 -- the 500 can tune two channels
> simultaneously over a single coax input.
> If you find yourself wanting/needing multiple STBs, make sure you get
> a model that supports multiple IR channels. A two-headed IR blaster
> sends the same signals out of both heads, so each STB you want to
> control needs to know which signals to obey and which to ignore. There
> was a user posting here a while ago who was getting very frustrated
> because the STBs Comcast had supplied him with didn't support multiple
> channels. I can't remember how he resolved it, and I'm sorry I can't
> really offer any further advice. But it is a definite 'gotcha' that
> you should be aware of.
> Good lulck
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