[mythtv-users] How to best deal with Comcast's "Improved" Lineup?

Craig Huff huffcslists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 10:17:51 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM, Craig Huff <huffcslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, another proverbial shoe has dropped square on my noggin...
> Seems the provided DTAs, Pace DC50Xu models, have a standard
> F-connector for the cable input to them and another one for connection
> to the TV, and that's it for the video signal.  Nothing else.
> What's wrong with that, you may ask?
> I have four DTA boxes and two tuner cards in my system.
> The tuner cards are both PVR-500s.  Hauppauge units with dual tuners.
> Dual tuners fed off an internal splitter.
> Now see the problem?
> How do I get two concurrent TV program feeds into two separate capture
> tuners on one PVR-500 card with only one cable?
> Yes, there is an adapter plate that comes with each of the PVR-500s
> that can be put in an "extra" adapter card backplate slot with input
> connections for the second tuner, but... no F-connectors.  Just
> S-Video and composite video.
> Soooo... Anyone got a better idea than to set one DC50Xu to output on
> channel 3 and the other one on channel 4, feed both into a 2 to 1
> splitter/combiner, feed that into the single capture card F-connector,
> and then tell the two tuners to tune to channels 3 and 4 respectively?
> If so, I'd love to hear it.
> Craig.

And another problem...

In the setup directions for the DC50Xu, after directing that the DTA
be set to channel 3 for set-up, there is a note: "Note: Some parts of
the country use channel 4.  If you do not have a picture after
completing the activation, you may need to switch both your TV and the
DTA to channel 4."

Does anyone know it that means my scheme described above of combining
one DTA outputting on channel 3 with one on channel 4 is toast?


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