[mythtv-users] Note about Verizon FIOS cable cards

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Fri Jul 13 22:21:16 UTC 2012


On Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Eric
>

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that channel info was handled by the router,
just the guide info.

-Jerry
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