[mythtv-users] Firewire - Shaw - Score HD
markhsa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 20 17:43:31 UTC 2012
On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM, Kane Tse <kane.tse at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Mark Hutchinson <markhsa at gmail.com>
> >> > I am still capturing all of my SHAW HD from my HDPVR due to this. I
> >> > tried
> >> > with Firewire a couple of years back and saw too many issues. Now I
> >> > just
> >> > use Firewire for channel changing.
> >> > Do you find that this works fine for all other channels? As a fellow
> >> > Canadian with Shaw, I would be really interested in hearing about your
> >> > experiences. I have been thinking of trying another source for TV (
> >> > Telus
> >> > or Sat )
> >> >
> >> Once one eliminated the locked/protected channels (mostly the premium
> >> HD channels like National Geographic, Discovery HD, The Score HD) from
> >> MythTV, I used a daisy chained Motorola DCT-6200 and DCT-6416 very
> >> successfully with Shaw cable (Vancouver) for 3 years from 2008 to
> >> 2011. Had no zero-length or failed recordings over firewire capture
> >> after the initial set-up period.
> >> Unfortunately, I had to leave Shaw for other reasons (pricing). But
> >> the firewire-based capture never failed me. It's too bad some of
> >> their newer hardware doesn't have firewire ports anymore.
> > Are you still using Myth? What are you using now? I am interested in
> > alternative providers ( other than SHAW ) for Mythtv capture in Canada.
> Yes, still using MythTV. I currently use OTA (HDHomerun) for most
> recordings, and then have an HD-PVR hooked up to a single Optik TV
> (Telus) controlled via IR blaster. Everything is working quite well,
> although the HD-PVR seems to be sensitive to heat... Ever since I've
> placed it on a wire rack, the HDPVR recordings have been much more
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I would really be interested in your Telus setup. I want to convert to
Telus in a month.
Could you let me know your setup details? Maybe share IRBlaster hardware
type and conf files? If you would not mind?
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