[mythtv-users] Can Myth 'tune' these 'free' converter boxes?
lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Wed Nov 18 15:58:43 UTC 2009
Have you tried this yet? I am in the same boat: I have Comcast, an HDHR,
and dual PVR analog tuners that will sooner or later be useless as Comcast
moves analog content to the digital tier (and, in some cases, encrypting it
so that the HDHR is useless as well).
Was looking for ways to get at the stuff on the digital tier that is
currently encrypted and unavailable to the HDHR. Channels like TruTV. I
would consider the HD PVR, but that is pretty expensive and will require
that I rent yet another STB to serve as a dedicated tuner.
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:00 PM, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com>
> >> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com>
> >>> Hi Jeff
> >>> On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 11:34 AM, Jeff <junk_inbox at verizon.net> wrote:
> >>> <SNIP>
> >>>>> >> Comcast is giving me 3 of these 'free', low-end digital
> >>>>> >> boxes. Instead of using them on TVs I was wondering whether Myth
> >>>>> >> tune them and I'll used them as a digital frontend to my
> PVR-150's. Is
> >>>>> >> this possible?
> >>>> Yes - You would feed the S-Video and Sterio Audio outputs into your
> >>> Coax actually but I get the idea.
> >> You will probably get a better picture with component inputs to the
> >> PVR150 instead of having to tune the 150 to channel 3
> >> John
> > I will get NO picture using the S-Video input because there is NO
> > S-Video output on this cheap and free device. Coax in, coax out.
> > That's it. Other than two Coax connectors there is a channel 3/4
> > switch, a place to plug in the power supply and a place to plug in a
> > remote IR receiver.
> > - Mark
> Please ignore. I don't know what I'm saying about S-Video here. I read
> the top part and went to sleep.
> None the less there are no outputs on this unit other than coax so the
> only way to use it would be to hard wire the PVR to channel 3 and use
> the IR input to change the channel.
> - Mark
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