[mythtv-users] looking for an hdhomerun

Darren Richards darren.richards at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 18:15:38 UTC 2008

> > >> 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 recently purchased a HDHR, and the setup was absolutely painless.  I
plugged it in, scanned the channels (OTA), and that was it.  I was up and
running in a matter of minutes.  No mapping or entering data into any
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