[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime with MythTV

Justin Johnson justin.johnson3 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 18:11:53 UTC 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 1:05 PM, lists.md301 <lists.md301 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Up until now, I haven't seen a lot of encouraging information about the
>> possibility of the new cablecard HD Homerun working with Linux and/or
>> MythTV, but I saw this post on the Silicondust forum for the HDHomeRun
>> Prime
>> today. It's still not a lot of info to go on, and certainly gives no
>> guarantees, but it seems a lot more promising than anything else I've read
>> up to this point, so I thought I'd forward it to the list. If this is
>> already old news, I apologize.
>> http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8973
>> nickk's comment:
>> Hi,
>> The video stream for copy-freely content is RTP - same the the HDHomeRun.
>> There is a ECR under review that would enable us to stream copy-freely
>> content without requiring DRM registration. This will enable streaming to
>> third-party applications.
>> Internally we use MythTV as part of our QA testing.
>> Nick
> I haven't seen any more discussion on this thread or the list since the
> following was announced:
> http://hd.engadget.com/2010/08/15/cablelabs-amends-ocur-spec-tuner-sharing-and-mythtv-are-on
> From the story:
> "The other change we're glad didn't take forever to become a reality is the
> one that stated that even Copy Freely content had to be transmitted
> securely, which meant that Windows 7 Media Center was the only way to watch
> any CableCARD tuner stuff, and while there isn't much encrypted QAM content
> out there marked Copy Freely, MythTV and SageTV fans will have access to at
> least some premium HD content."
> Since Silicon Dust uses MythTV internally, will this capability make it onto
> the public release roadmap?  Personally I care, as I'm one of the lucky ones
> where my Comcast system has all of my digital tier flagged Copy Freely (I
> don't subscribe to any Premiums, which I presume are locked down), which I
> can get through STB firewire.  I'll mention here that I've heard they are
> flagged Free for compatibility with Tivo's capability, since they have some
> kind of working relationship with Comcast, but haven't found anything
> definitely authoritative to confirm this.  The implementation can vary
> greatly by your particular head end-YMMV.

Is it safe to assume that if I can get stuff over firewire, then they
are marked "Copy Freely"?
--Justin Johnson

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