[mythtv-users] Current Verizon FIOS experiences

Greg Pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Fri Dec 18 00:20:47 UTC 2009

I can't find the 'right' lircd.conf. The one on blushing penguin (mark/ 
lmark/lircd.conf) has some values too large for lirc_t. So I removed  
them and got the file to load but get an ir2c error. Firmware loaded  
and patched fedora 12 box

 From mobile

On Dec 17, 2009, at 4:34 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> On Dec 17, 2009, at 4:24 PM, greg pryzby wrote:
>> On 12/16/2009 03:39 PM, greg pryzby wrote:
>>> According to Jared Wilson, HD-PVR and FiOS STB work well using the  
>>> IR
>>              Jarod
> Close enough, I'm not picky. Its been getting mis-spelled for the  
> better part of my life anyway.
> One clarification: I do indeed have the IR part on the HDPVR working  
> just fine, but I don't actually use it in my "production" setup.
> I'm actually thinking of deploying it here in the office, tied to  
> one of our sat boxes, so I can watch mid-week afternoon (Eastern US  
> time) English Premiere League games at my desk... :)
>>> Blaster.
>>> I can watch, record, but haven't gotten the IR Blaster on the HD-PVR
>>> work yet.
>>> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Dan Wilga
>>> <mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
>>> <mailto:mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu>> wrote:
>>>   At 11:17 AM -0500 12/16/09, Johnny wrote:
>>>       I think you are referring to the fact that Comcast got a  
>>> waiver to
>>>       allow them encrypt their extended basic channels without the  
>>> use
>>>       of a
>>>       cable card. The FCC mandated all cable providers only use  
>>> cable
>>>       cards
>>>       for decryption in set top boxes. Recently when switching to  
>>> all
>>>       digital, Comcast had to give their analog subscribers digital
>>>       set top
>>>       boxes for free. Since they had to give them out for free  
>>> they went
>>>       super cheap and used boxes that can't do the standard  
>>> encryption so
>>>       Comcast was having to send everything in the clear. They got  
>>> a waver
>>>       to allow them to use another simpler type of encryption that  
>>> these
>>>       free boxes can handle. So they are now in the process  
>>> encrypting all
>>>       of the the extended basic channels again. This is a separate  
>>> issue
>>>       from the OTA broadcast channels. Those are still supposed to  
>>> be
>>>       in the
>>>       clear.
>>>   And, in some markets (like mine), they are providing the SD  
>>> versions
>>>   of OTA channels in the clear but encrypting the HD versions.  
>>> Grrr...
> -- 
> Jarod Wilson
> jarod at wilsonet.com
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