[mythtv-users] HDHR Prime Success & Question

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Wed Oct 12 18:15:54 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 11:09 AM, Ozzy Lash wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 10:04 PM, Kirk Bocek<t004 at kbocek.com>  wrote:
>> On 10/11/2011 7:12 PM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
>>> so I was configured on the "wrong" head end, which took some
>>> time for Comcast to figure out)).
>> That's a true gotcha!
>>> Since you are in Comcast land, you should look at the scte65scan
>>> program(*).
>> I am very familiar with scte65scan. I actually have two classic HDHRs. I
>> only have three of the four tuners configured in Myth, which is enough.
>> I leave the last for testing and playing and a nightly run of
>> scte65scan. When a recording fails, I immediately jump to the text file
>> that was generated the night before and check the channel mappings. It's
>> almost always a matter of retuning a virtual channel.
>>> In the long(er) run, I suspect you are going to want to do what
>>> I want to do, which is purchase another Prime to replace your
>>> clear QAM tuner to end the need to do the manual channel
>>> remapping which is sometimes required (I find I need more than
>>> one Prime tuner per clear QAM tuner because the Prime cannot
>>> do multi-rec).
>> But... can the Prime do channel mapping *without* a CableCard? I bet the
>> answer is no. I bet the information is buried in the channel list
>> provided as part of the paring process. Another CableCard means another
>> "Outlet" charge to Comcast (currently $8/Mo) which I don't want.
>>> Of course, if you are subscribed to premium content (or plan to do
>>> so), you may still need that HD-PVR.
>> I am aware of the Premium content limitation. Not subscribed to any
>> premium content. But, yes, that would be a use for the HD-PVR.
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> If you use hdhomerun_config to tune to a channel, you can get a lot of
> info about that channel.
> If you have tune the hdhr prime to a particular vchannel using:
> hdhomerun_config<ip_of_hdhrcc>  set /tuner2/vchannel xxx
> where xxx is the cable channel as in the guide, you can then get the
> channel(frequency) using:
> hdhomerun_config<is_of_hdhrcc>  get /tuner2/channel
> and the program id using
> hdhomerun_config<is_of_hdhrcc>  get /tuner2/program
> You can get other useful information using
> hdhomerun_config<is_of_hdhrcc>  get /tuner2/vstatus
> I was playing around the the hdhomerun cci_scan script that someone
> posted to the list a while back, and I was going to add the frequency
> and program id to the output for my own use.  The next time comcast
> changes the clear qam lineup, I may knock together a script to update
> the database using the information.  But they have been pretty stable
> for me.  They were good for about a year, then in 3 days they changed
> them 3 time about 2 months ago, but have been stable since then.
> Bill

I'll have to hunt that down. I was hoping someone had done some 
scripting from linux for the Prime. That would give some of the power of 
scte65scan to the encrypted channels. Thanks.

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