[mythtv-users] HDHR or Hauppauge HVR-2250 for next tuner card?

Jeff Sadowski jeff.sadowski at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 05:58:34 UTC 2012

In my area here in New Mexico(yes we are part of the USA) Comcast
requires their own box that only has HDMI out to get an HDTV channels.
and DirecTV has the same deal. I don't know if it would be possible to
use MythTV with either of the options I have for paid TV.
Maybe a Lirc transmitter and record off of an HDMI in type adapter
card? I'm sure there is some way to record even stuff that isn't
suppose to be recordable off of HDMI.

I didn't watch enough pay TV to be worth $80/month for Directv or
$90/month(relative prices after their promotions end) for Comcast and
I wanted a DVR that didn't have to be hooked up to cable. Who'd have
thunk you had to have cable to use a DVR like TIVO (So you would be
paying two bills? one for TIVO the other for cable? that's B.S.) I
don't even know of other DVRs besides MythTV or other Linux projects
that aren't as popular.

Currently I use a HDHomerun (love the capability of putting it far
away from the computer to cut out interference) with a good antenna
and can use Mythtv to record most shows I watch.

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Jeffrey Preston
> <jpreston at longlines.com> wrote:
>> I live in the Midwest US and both of our local cable providers transmit SD
>> channels on analog cable frequencies and have no plans to change for the
>> next several years.
>> I think everyone, including MythTV developers, make the mistake in thinking
>> that just because terrestrial OTA stations are required to transmit digital
>> sugnals, that cable companies have to do the same...that don't and are
>> not...at least in my area...and I bet others.
>> Just my observation...
>> Jeff
>> --
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>> Phil Bridges <gravityhammer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 10:42 PM, John Nissley <jnissley at nissley.org>
>>> wrote: > I have an HDHomeRun and and two HDPVR's and am now in  need of
>>> another > tuner.  The cable company I have sets the copy flag so an
>>> HDHomeRun > prime would not be worth the money and I am really bummed about
>>> that.  I > used to use a PVR-150 for the analogue channels but it does not
>>> appear > to work any more(changing channels no longer works).  Should I get
>>> > another HDHomeRun since I watch mostly the channels that do not have the >
>>> copy flag set or should I get an HVR-2250 so I can get analogue and > clear
>>> QAM channels?  I guess my biggest question is does the analogue > really
>>> work on the HVR-2250 because many of the post I read say that > there are
>>> problems. > Assuming you're in the US - are you sure you'll have analog
>>> channels for very long? It seems like most cable cos are phasing out the
>>> analog. I'd go with the HDHR, or a HD-PVR with a cable box. Remember, though
>>> - the copy flag isn't the same as the channel being encrypted.
> Please don't top-post.
> I am not confusing the OTA analog sunset with the companies' moving to
> all-digital.
> Comcast (easily the largest cable provider in the US) is phasing it out now.
> Time Warner has announced they will begin phasing it out soon, with
> all of it gone within 5 years
> Charter has already started to phase out analog in some markets.
> Cable companies can pack a whole lot more over the bandwidth the
> analog requires, and have more control over the end-user as well.
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