[mythtv-users] New MythTV configuration

John Hoyt john.hoyt at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 17:00:37 UTC 2009

I have FiOS and can currently tune the local boradcast channels and some
music channels via a QAM card (HVR-1800).  As for the firewire, I haven't
tried recording shows off the line as I use an HD-PVR, but I have been able
to control the channel changing over firewire using mythchanger.

Finally, you want to avoid the QIP 7200 (and really any of the FiOS
DVR's) as it currently has a software bug where you occasionally loose HD
channels.  To get them back you have to power cycle the box.  I am doing
this 2-3 times a day whereas my QIP 6200 (it also has a firewire port) is
bullet proof.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM, David Brieck Jr. <dbrieck at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 11:38 AM, Fred Squires <fsquires at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 9:47 AM, David Frager <dbfrager at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> Thanks for the reply.
> >>
> >> I looked at the newer FiOS STB (QIP 7100/7200), and there is a IEEE 1394
> >> interface available.
> >>
> >> Can MythTV be configured to control the STB, as well as record both SD
> and
> >> HD off of this interface?
> >>
> >
> > Yes, mythtv can control cable boxes through the firewire port if it's
> > active, in some instances you can also record from the firewire port.
> > You can try hooking the firewire port up to see if you can record
> anything.
> > After that the first thing I would suggest trying is hooking a TV with
> > a digital tuner (if you have one) up to the cable that runs into your
> > stb. MythTV can easily record any channels you can get this way with a
> > normal QAM tuner like the HDHomeRun or the pchdtv. You might only be
> > able to record local broadcast stations this way, but who knows you
> > might get a lot.
> >
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> I don't have FIOS myself, but I've seen it in action. I'm almost
> positive that you won't get any tunable channels directly from the
> "Cable" going into the STB. It's doing IPTV over the coax so it's more
> of a network cable than anything else, i.e. any TV in your house has
> to have a STB to watch TV.
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