[mythtv-users] About to move to FIOS...couple of questions

Fedor Pikus fpikus at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 07:39:13 UTC 2008

On Jan 12, 2008 1:55 PM, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 12, 2008 2:09 PM, Steven Sartorius <ssartor at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> > 1.      In my currrent setup I split my cable feed between my (cable
> > ready) TV and my Myth box (PVR-150).  This way I can watch regular TV
> > on one channel while recording with Myth on another.  My
> > understanding is that with FIOS (or with any digital TV feed that
> > requires a STB) in order to get this same behavior I'll need two
> > STBs.  I will still split my signal; one leg will run to a STB
> > connected to the TV and the other leg to a STB connected to the Myth
> > box.  Myth will change channels via an IR Blaster to the STB.  Is my
> > understanding correct?  FWIW, I've read that Verizon makes the first
> > 40 or so channels available in analog so it is possible just to run
> > the coax into the PVR-150 and record that way -- however I want to be
> > able to record all the channels I receive.
> Yes, channels below 50 are available off the coax in analog, and everything
> 50 and above are digital, so if you wanted all channels available to both
> the TV directly and to Myth, you'd need two STBs (assuming that when you
> said your tv was cable-ready, you didn't mean it has a CableCard slot).

Does it require a set-top box for every TV, or it supports QAM tuners?

> > Also, everything I'm trying to do now is in SD -- I'll cross the HD
> > bridge when I buy my first HDTV later this year.
> >
> > 2.      With the setup I describe above do I need to replace my PVR-150?
> > Since I'm running the cable feed through the STB before I output it
> > to the Myth box I'm assuming the STB takes the digital feed (ATSC,
> > MPEG2) and converts it to NTSC analog.  Is this correct?
> The STB will output a standard NTSC signal, possibly with some other outputs
> as well.  No need to replace the 150.
> -Jerry
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