[mythtv-users] Note about Verizon FIOS cable cards

Ronald Frazier ron at ronfrazier.net
Thu Jul 12 20:20:25 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM, Scott Chevalley <avalon at osguru.org> wrote:
> I think this is something others may benefit from so I'm posting an FYI to the
> list.
> I recently had a strange issue where all my cable card tuners (the hauppauge
> version of the HDHome Run Prime) lost all their channel listings.  After
> checking all the mythtv related settings and not finding anything, I called
> Verizon and spent a bunch of time troubleshooting the cablecards with them,
> having them refresh them and even had them remove them from my account and readd
> them and it didn't fix the issue.
> What did fix it was rebooting the Actiontec router in the house.  Apparently not
> only does the Verizon cable boxes get the channel and guide data from the
> router, but so do the cablecards.  Immediately after rebooting the router all
> three cablecards saw their channels.
> Hope this helps someone in the future.

That doesn't make sense to me. Cablecards are 1 way devices and don't
rely on internet access. Furthermore, they don't even have the
capability to be networked. So what is relying on the router? Is it
the tuning adapter (though that shouldn't affect the channel linup)?
Or does FIOS actually have a coax cable output from the router to go
into your cablecard devices?

Ron Frazier

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