[mythtv-users] HDHR Prime out for delivery - Any issues installing?

lists.md301 lists.md301 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 6 17:43:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM, lists.md301 <lists.md301 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > A question related to this procedure:  if I'm using a previously
> established
> > channel lineup which works for STB-Firewire (which also tunes by virtual
> > channel number), do I still need to create a new separate line-up, using
> a
> > testing tuner and retrieving lineup-info from SchedulesDirect?  Or can I
> > re-purpose that lineup?  (In my case, I plan on replacing the STB with
> the
> > PRIME.)  My assumption is that that the channel fetch fills in the actual
> > virtual number for each channel.  If that's all it does and is required
> for
> > using the PRIME, I should be good to go, right?  Or is some other magic
> > happening?
> In theory, it *should* work, but I have dealt with at least one person
> who tried to do this and had it not work on them-- a fresh lineup
> worked properly for them.  Since I didn't look at that user's channel
> table, I can't be sure he did it properly, so YMMV.
> That said, you probably won't want to use your firewire lineup, as
> remember 5C protection and CCI flags do *not* have a direct
> relationship with one another, and that the Prime has to behave
> according to some CableLabs rules that firewire doesn't.
> Specifically, if CGMS for the channel is rcd-protected (Broadcast flag
> present in the stream), and there is no CCI set on the channel, the
> prime is not permitted to stream the data to anything but WMC.  In my
> market this is about a half dozen channels including some ClearQAM
> ones.  I'm forced to capture CBS and FOX on the QAM tuner for this
> reason.
> There's really no penalty in having a different lineup for both
> devices.  Since there will almost definitely be at least some
> variance, I would advise doing so.
Thank you -- understood.  I will create a separate lineup as you suggest,
starting with the SD source for my Firewire list of digital channels, and go
from there.
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