[mythtv-users] HDHomeRun Prime questions

Phil Staub phil at staub.us
Tue Mar 11 03:57:40 UTC 2014

On 3/10/2014 9:24 AM, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM, Phil Staub <pestaub at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 3/7/2014 2:40 PM, Greg Thompson wrote:
>>>> Does you cable company use SDV?
>>> I have no idea. I know they have video on demand, but I'm not sure how to
>>> determine whether they use SDV.
>> If you're not sure, then they don't.
> Cox in Nevada is claimed to use tuning adapters (SDV) in at
> least some of their franchises (Las Vegas, in particular) in
> at least the TiVo forums (starting June 2013, or so).
> Since tuning adapters are only needed with OCUR devices
> (STBs have the functionality embedded) it is not at all
> unusual for a new OCUR device owner to not know they
> need a tuning adapter (and the CSRs that provide the
> CableCARD are not always thinking about the customers
> complete needs when they provide the CableCARD).
> The OP probably does need a tuning adapter (unless
> Cox reverted their roll-out of SDV, which seems unlikely).

Given that I can tune MOST channels without a Tuning Adapter, is it 
likely that I need one? In other words, do I only need the tuning 
adapter for channels like FX, SPIKE, USA, CNBC, NBC Sports, TV Land, etc.?

I can confirm that the hdhomrun_config_gui can select some channels that 
I'm *supposed* to get (but that don't show up in the channel scan) with 
some really oddball settings, like virtual channel 0, physical channel 
105, program 21744.


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