[mythtv-users] Comcast bricked me above 33 so I bricked Comcast with my wallet

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Sat May 8 21:20:01 UTC 2010

On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, May 9, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, May 8, 2010 at 1:53 PM, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
>> <SNIP>
>>> I originally had one of Directv's DVRs (HR20), but I couldn't live
>>> without the extra functionality of Myth, so I traded it in for a
>>> couple of Directv's standard HD STBs (H20).  I then hook up the
>>> component (HD) outputs from the H20s to Hauppauge HD-PVRs component
>>> capture devices:
>>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/HDPVR
>>> The Hauppauge HD-PVR encodes the analog component video into H.264 and
>>> muxes in the AC3 (Dolby Digital) audio from S/PDIF.  The result is
>>> sent into the Myth backend computer via USB.  This means there are
>>> extra boxes lying around to get the job done, but they all sit in my
>>> office were they are generally out-of-sight.  This all works well.
>>> You should note that the Hauppauge HD-PVR does not encode any
>>> closed-caption information, so if you need that you would need to
>>> leave sub-titles turned on, on the STB.
>>> John
>> John,
>>   Thanks for the info.
>>   It's been my reading looking at the HDPVR spec page at Hauppage
>> that it only has one component video in? IF I wanted to record 2 or 3
>> HD programs then doesn't that get quite expensive?
> correct.

Are there any HDMI devices - especially internal cards - that we know
of that allow content protected material to be recorded and played
back by Myth?

- Mark

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