[mythtv-users] Maybe a slightly different usage model for Myth with DirecTV encrypted HD?

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Tue May 25 00:12:27 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:52 PM, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There would be value (to me) in just using Myth to start and stop the
>>> DTV DVR and still let it do the recording. As the recordings are
>>> encrypted HD Myth cannot do much with the data anyway (AFAIK) so I see
>>> no major value in Myth storing the video vs leaving on the DVR.
>> Why don't you want to use an HD-PVR?  You can record to your heart's
>> content using the component output and have HD recordings, even for
>> the encrypted channels.  Seems a lot simpler than what you are tying
>> to do.
> One component out vs two internal recordings.
> And the DVR is free - the HD-PVR is very expensive.

I had thought about another (related) usage model, but never did any
work on determining feasibility.
The idea would be to take advantage of the fact that many vendor
supplied STB/DVRs can do simultaneous recording.  Have the DVR record
to the local hard disk and then later (in the middle of the night?)
have MythTV play them back and record them (via the appropriate video
capture hardware) onto MythTV's disk.   Unfortunately, this would
introduce a delay between initial broadcast and availability in
MythTV.   It also seemed like a more complicated idea then some of the
other (unimplemented ideas thatI've had for MythTV, but I thought I
would throw it out there in case it was useful to you.

Good Luck,
Bill Bogstad

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