[mythtv-users] HDPVR + Firewire in a Group?

Mark Hutchinson markhsa at gmail.com
Tue Oct 12 18:46:55 UTC 2010

I use the 6200 and HDPVR as well.
I use the 6200HD via component though, and change channels via firewire.
This way, I get no really quality loss, easy channel change, and it just

On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 12:24 PM, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com>wrote:

> So I just got around to getting my HDPVR set with a firmware and
> connected and tested on my backend. Now I'd like to integrate it into
> the system.
> Right now I have two Motorola DCT6200 boxen capturing over firewire
> for the channels in the clear. I'd like to connect the HDPVR to one of
> them, have the two set up as a group so that channels that I get over
> firewire will capture that way and capture the channels that won't
> with the HDPVR. I haven't tried to set this up yet, but I did a quick
> search on the Wiki and on this list and haven't seen much along the
> way of if others have done this and their experience with it.
> Does anyone have a firewire + HDPVR setup for their backend? Any
> advice or is it just as easy as placing them in the same group? My
> hope is to use firewire to change the channel even when it will be
> recording via the HDPVR (minus any priming requirements).
> thanks!
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