[mythtv-users] Note about Verizon FIOS cable cards

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Thu Jul 12 20:50:58 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:20 PM, Ronald Frazier <ron at ronfrazier.net> wrote:

> 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?

This.  The Actiontec sucks program guide info off the network cable and
injects it onto the coax.  I used to have problems with having to reboot
the Actiontec because it would periodically destabilize my lan, so I
stopped using it a long time ago.

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