[mythtv-users] Current Verizon FIOS experiences

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Fri Dec 18 03:33:28 UTC 2009

On Dec 17, 2009, at 7:20 PM, Greg Pryzby wrote:

> 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

Odd. Never saw any errors here. I picked cable box code set 85 (Motorola DCT6200), based on this table:


Haven't poked at it in a while though. Cable box is actually a QIP6200, but almost all Motorola boxes use the same commands, from what I've seen.

> 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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