[mythtv-users] MythTV + Time Warner + ??

Patrick Oglesby octoberblu3 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 23:37:27 UTC 2011

On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Joe Henley <joehenley at kc.rr.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I live in Kansas City and enjoy the ****ty service of Time Warner cable
> (I don't subscribe to any HBO, Starz, etc. type premium channels).  I've
> recently updated my TV to HD and have completed a new HD capable
> MiniMyth client.  Now it's time for adding HD capture to the BackEnd.
> My googling/reading/sorting/... makes me think I have two primary
> options to deal with TW using a CCI flag of 02 on just about everything.
>  (1) Use an Hauppauge HD-PVR (model 1212) and connect via component
> cables to the TV and via USB to the BE.  This will let me record in
> 1080i to the BE and playback at my leisure.
> (2) Use an Hauppauge USB CableCard tuner (model WinTV-DCR-2650), with a
> CableCard from TW, connected via USB to the BE.  This will let me record
> in 1080p to the BE and playback at my leisure.
> Both of these have SiliconDust alternatives which connect via a LAN to
> the BE.
> Do I have this right?  There's a TON info on the net about this, and
> alot of it appears to be wrong (well at least alot of it disagrees with
> another "alot" of it); so I am not yet confident enough to put my money
> down.
> Thanks for any help/corrections/confirmations!
> Joe Henley
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No CableCARD device will let you record anything besides CCI=0x00
without Windows DRM.  The HD-PVR is probably your only option.  (That,
or get a bunch of people to lobby TW to knock it off with the CC1=0x02

- Patrick

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