[mythtv-users] Can Myth 'tune' these 'free' converter boxes?

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Dec 1 21:56:26 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Purchasing a second HDHR is maybe $150. Renting two STBs at $7/month
>> is $168 so for the first year it's sort of beak even. Might make sense
>> to just live with a few months of STB rental and see how it shakes out
>> vs. purchase another HDHR and find that it's worthless 3 months from
>> now?
> I have the HD-PVR and it's fantastic. Records off the Componant output
> of my Time Warner Box. I was going to use Firewire to record but it
> turned out very little is unencrypted.
> I recommend the HD-PVR - works great.

Yes, but at what cost?  If you want two tuners like you get with the
HDHR (more if you count multirec) you need to rent two STBs on top of
the cost for the two HD-PVR units.  Definitely not cheap.  That
doesn't even count the additional electrical power costs.


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