[mythtv-users] HD-PVR component video

Bob Sully rcs at malibyte.net
Thu Jun 5 05:51:20 UTC 2008

> Message: 19
> Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 20:44:59 -0400
> From: steve <sfreilly at roadrunner.com>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] HD-PVR component video
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> Greg wrote:
> | |
> | | Then you call and tell them your TV only has component inputs and
> | | demand a box that you can use with your TV. They have to comply.
> |
> |
> | I wonder if thats the same "comply" law that Time warner completely
> | ignores..... at least in my area of upstate NY.  Ive repeatedly asked
> | for an hd box that has a firewire port enabled..... they keep telling me
> | "that functionality is not available"  I never heard a word back from
> | the FCC after I complained to them either.
> |
> |
> |>
> | I live in Upstate NY...Saratoga Springs...I have fire wire on my SA
> | 4250...I just asked for it....
> I messed with mine, and found that the ports were off.  I called the
> local office in norwich, and the first person I spoke to after I asked
> if they could turn firewire on my hd box on, she transferred me to tech
> support.  tech support 800# asked me what kind if internet connection I
> had...... uhh... I told them it had nothing to do with my internet
> connection.  then she asked me what firewire was, I told her IEEE1394,
> she never heard of it  "we dont use any ports on the boxes except hdmi,
> component, or cable"  was her answer.

Hmmm....I'm no big fan of Time-Warner Cable (or any other cable company,
for that matter), but I have to admit that I didn't have any problems
getting them to enable Firewire on my DCT-6200s.  I had to go up to a
second-level tech support person, but when I requested that they turn it
on, and mentioned that the FCC has mandated that it be available, she just
"flipped the switch" (figuratively?) and reset my connection...voila -
Firewire works.  She was actually quite pleasant about it, too.  Of
course, I can't record anything from it that I can't get on my pcHD-5500
QAM tuners or the HDHR.  But, hey, it's better than nothing.


Bob Sully - Simi Valley, California, USA

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