[mythtv-users] Firewire stability/reliability DCT6200

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 19:17:46 UTC 2008

If you catch the switch to the encrypted content, within the first second or
two, it's generally possible to hit the chanup key again and get to another
channel, but if you let it go longer than a second or two, it's going to
hang until it drops back to the menu.

Trying out both Broadcast and P2P are explained well in the mythtv wiki page
on Firewire,



On Feb 4, 2008 11:14 AM, Mark Hutchinson <mark at onnow.net> wrote:

> When you hit that encrypted channel, are you able to change channel to
> another one and have it working again?
> When this happens to mine, it seems to lock things up.  Meaning I cant
> change to another channel, and a test-mpeg2 results in no data either.
> That is why I was wondering if it was something firewire related.
> I do have it set to broadcast and 400 for speed.
> What does broadcast and P2P mean?  I am not familiar with it.
> Thanks!
> Robert McNamara wrote:
> > In general, the long pause followed by being dumped back to the menu
> > means the channel is set to copy-none (encrypted) and you won't be
> > able to tune it via firewire.  Keep in mind that the encryption is
> > often on a per-program basis, so you may be able to tune a given
> > channel for one program and not for the next.  I run into this with my
> > HBO HD, for example. Some shows will record fine, others won't.
> >
> > You may want to look into whether the tuning works more reliably in
> > broadcast mode than P2P mode.  I presume, based on the informed way
> > you are talking about it, that you have followed the wiki page, but if
> > you haven't make sure to check that out as it helped me through most
> > of my firewire tuning problems.
> >
> > Robert
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