[mythtv-users] Note about Verizon FIOS cable cards

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Jul 13 21:22:20 UTC 2012

On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM, Jerry Rubinow <jerrymr at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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>
>> 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.

I don't think that's quite right.

Yes, it's true that the Verizon cable modem/router does suck the guide
data off and spit it back out via coax to all the Verizon STB's, but
that's guide data, not channel data.  The HDHR Prime or other cable
card devices have no access to the guide data at all, only the channel
map, which is something completely different.


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