[mythtv-users] STB Configuration Assistance

Don B mythlist at bossung.net
Wed Dec 9 18:07:30 UTC 2009

>Here in Eastern Nebraska (under 12"+ of snow today, thank you very much)
>we have TimeWarner Cable and use there STB to decode encrypted digital
>and many of the HD channels. Up to this point, I have used to PVR 150
>cards to capture the analog signal (channels 2-80 in this area) and an
>HDHomeRun to capture the half dozen or so unencrypted local channels on
>the cable.

>With all the new on demand and HD channels TW is offering I would like
>to take advantage of them. But, of course, they are encrypted and I need
>a STB to access the signal. Without changing my current hardware will I
>be able to use a IR Blaster of some type to manage the STB and use the
>HDHomeRun to get the HD channels? Will I get HD qality?

>Hope this makes sense.


OK found this that clarifies most of what I was looking for (sadly it
appears the hdhomerun won't be applicable in this situation)


Thanks for looking.


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