[mythtv-users] New MythTV configuration

David Frager dbfrager at gmail.com
Wed Feb 25 02:23:57 UTC 2009

Just checked, and my current STB is a QIP 6416, and it does have a 1394 

I will give it a try over the next few weeks.

On Tuesday 24 February 2009 10:38:49 am Fred Squires 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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