[mythtv-users] HD-PVR component video

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Sun Jun 8 23:10:54 UTC 2008

On 6/4/2008 10:51 PM Bob Sully said the following:
>> 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
>> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>> Message-ID: <4847370B.2080308 at roadrunner.com>
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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 -

Thanks for spelling that correctly.  It's a pet peeve of mine and I'm 
not even French.  :)  voi la (translates roughly as "there you go") is a 
French term.  I don't know how many times I hear my fellow Americans use 
the term "wa la".  Anyway...



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