[mythtv-users] VMWare + IR Blaster

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 2 03:43:09 UTC 2009

On 12/01/2009 09:50 PM, Ben Curtis wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> I’m thinking about rebuilding my MythTV setup in a VMWare session using
> a Hauppauge HD PVR connected to Time Warner Cable in Apex, NC, and an
> HDHomeRun for OTA capture. I have a couple of questions I was wondering
> if you guys could help out with:
> 1) Has anyone had success using the HD PVR through USB in VMWare?

There's no reason it shouldn't work just fine like that.

> 2) I saw in the Wiki that “IR blasting and receiving is tentatively
> working.” Anyone using it care to comment on the specifics of that?

Search the mailing list archive. Summary is that it requires patching 
(unless you're running Fedora) and may not yet be stable. Some folks 
have had lockups of the hdpvr while recording w/the IR part active.

> 3) Anyone in the Apex/Cary/Raleigh area know if TWC is blocking
> Component outputs for HD channels?

There's no possible way they can (legally) block the component outputs.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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