[mythtv-users] low family acceptance factor; need advice
aaron at rb303.net
Wed Jan 6 19:31:29 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 12:49 -0500, Tom Lichti wrote:
>> I can't help you on the firewire side, perhaps an HD-PVR is in your future?
> I have never been able to get firewire recording to work reliably, and
> you are limited to only the channels that the cable company chooses to
> leave unencrypted. The way things are going, even if you are lucky
> enough to have a lot of available unencrypted channels now, this will
> likely change for the worse at some point. So I bit the bullet and
> bought an HD-PVR. If you can afford the cost, it's just great and it can
> get any channels that your set top box can get. You do need a relatively
> recent kernel or else you have to be comfortable installing kernel
> modules from source. Channel changing on my Motorola set top box via
> firewire has been rock solid (I have never been able to get an IR
> blaster to work).
I'm pretty close to that.. I have Verizon FiOS, and actually get a
good amount of shows (mostly HD) unencrypted. Including Nick and
Comedy Central. But the Daily Show will only record once a week :(
I have been looking at a HD-PVR, but $250 is kinda steep.
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