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

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Sat Jan 14 13:50:22 UTC 2012

On Sat, Jan 14, 2012 at 12:58 AM, Jeff Sadowski <jeff.sadowski at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Please don't top-post.

Why not get a HDHomeRun Prime or Ceton card?  Comcast has to be able
to provide you with a CableCard.

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