[mythtv-users] looking for an hdhomerun

Fred Squires fsquires at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 17:08:39 UTC 2008

On Jan 9, 2008 12:58 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> Fred Squires wrote:
> > On Jan 8, 2008 7:11 PM, William Munson <w.munson at comcast.net> wrote:
> >> Larry K wrote:
> >>> Well, that would be great if I could do that.  How can I tell what
> >>> channels will be available to the HDRD, before I go buy one?
> >>>
> >> That is the rub with the HDHR, you cannot even tell what channels you
> >> are receiving as there is no mapping of qam transport channels to actual
> >> channels. In fact you will have to manually figure out what each channel
> >> is and then manually enter the data into the database and then will have
> >> to look up what the xmltvid number is for that channel. I would strongly
> >> recommend that you spend the time getting a firewire stb set up.
> >> Although quirky its far far easier than setting up a hdhr. Here in
> >> Florida the cable company (comcast) has a nasty habit of moving channels
> >> around every few weeks which is completely transparent when using a stb
> >> but will cause you large amounts of frustration when all of a sudden you
> >> start recording garbage or nothing at all.
> >
> > This wasn't true for me at all.  I just got an HDHR and I set it up
> > with the over the air listings in my area, scanned for the channels
> > (on cable) and it automatically found them an mapped them to the
> > actual channels.  The listings are working and I didn't have to do
> > anything else.
> Is this a common thing, or rather rare?

I don't know, this is the first time I've set one up.
The instructions that I saw said I'd have to edit the channels to get
it to work, but I didn't.

> I'll have to verify to be sure, but it seems like in my case (Comcast,
> California, Santa Clara county) the channels do not match like that. I
> could be wrong though.
> --
> Florin Andrei

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