[mythtv-users] hd homerun and STB

steve sfreilly at roadrunner.com
Tue Jun 3 02:41:10 UTC 2008

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John P Poet wrote:
| On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 8:02 PM, steve <sfreilly at roadrunner.com> wrote:
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|> Brian Wood wrote:
|> | On Monday 02 June 2008 19:34:48 Anduin Withers wrote:
|> |>> lol, yes I did that first, and I got the unencrypted channels,
about 10
|> |>> of them.  definately not worth what I paid for the box.
|> |> The item you purchased doesn't do what you seem to think it does.
|> Those 10
|> |> channels you see are probably exactly what you are supposed to see.
|> Hooking
|> |> after the STB and expecting to tune, let alone, tune all 700 of those
|> |> channels is something you should realize will not work.
|> |
|> | Yea, the HDHR can receive off-air ATSC or unencrypted QAM from a cable
|> system.
|> |
|> | If you want to receive encrypted QAM signals you must use an STB and a
|> capture
|> | device that accepts the output of the STB, generally either baseband or
|> | sometimes RF.
|> what do you mean by that..... I have to have something between the STB,
|> and the HDHR? besides the cable running between the 2?
| It means that the HDHR can *only* handle unencrypted data.  Your STB
| is necessary to decrypt the encrypted channels, and you would need
| something like this:
| http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr.html
| to then capture the output from the STB.  In other words, the HDHR is
| no good to you, except for (probably) your local channels.
| Note that linux drivers for the HD-PVR are not available (yet).
| John

thanks for the tip.  In the mean time, if anyone on the list who has a
need for an hdhr.....contact me off list.  USA only.  Thanks.

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Steve Reilly


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