[mythtv-users] STB Configuration Assistance

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 18:51:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 12:07 PM, Don B <mythlist at bossung.net> wrote:
>>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)
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/237311#237311

I've got timewarner cable and they provided the newer DCX3200 boxes -
so I use firewire to channel change and the HD-PVR to capture the

Good luck.

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