[mythtv-users] U-verse questions

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Mon Dec 21 16:04:41 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:57 AM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:36 AM, Johnny Walker <johnnyjboss at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 9:04 AM, James Orr <james.orr7 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I currently have comcast, which I'm recording clear QAM with an HDHR and
>> > SD
>> > from two digital boxes via PVR-250s.
>> >
>> > The U-verse folks came around the other day to tell me it's now
>> > available in
>> > the area.  So ... how well can I get this to work with MythTV?
>> This is being discussed here...
>> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/413508?search_string=verizon%20fios;#413508
> Well, that's talking about verizon FIOS rather than AT&T u-verse, I don't
> know how much of that applies to both.  There is some talk of firewire
> channel changing there for example, does the u-verse box support that?  I'd
> rather not use an IR blaster if I can help it ... especially as I might have
> two boxes setup next to each other.

Whoops - I keep doing that - I get confused as I'm not allowed to have
either in Downtown Dallas. Stupid Urban Sprawl.

Anyway the way to find stuff on the list archives is here:
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/ and then I'd say
enter 'uverse' in the search field.

> There's also talk of using the HDHR  and clear QAM with the FIOS service,
> I'd very much like to know if that's possible with u-verse and also if the
> multiplexs are likely to be useful (i.e. different networks on the same
> multiplex).
> There's also the question of how best to handle the installer.  At present
> my backend is in the basement with the cable boxes, the comcast cable modem,
> wireless router and HDHR are in the second bedroom, and the TV with a
> frontend is in the livingroom.  Note there is no television in the basement,
> but I do have a small portable SD TV I can take down there for setup
> purposes.  Should I just have the installer set everything up on the TV and
> move stuff myself later, or send him to the basement and set it up there?
> What kind of input does the STB need?  Co-ax?  Ethernet?

Having a spare TV is probably your best bet.

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