[mythtv-users] Hd pvr 1212 question / front side composite ports

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 16:22:17 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 10:55 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> So I've been looking at the HD pvr 1212 and thinking about by passing the whole CableCard approach.
> My only questions are can I use the front side composite cables on the 1212 and still bypass encryption? My cable box the Cisco RNG doesn't have Composite outputs on it. (Unless comcast will give me RNG 150 instead. -- will they do that?)
> Also will I be able to change channels and stuff in it like my MythTV?
> Floyd

You will lose out on HD by using the Composite connector obviously -
other than that, yes - you can record from any of the 3 inputs on it.
They all show up in mythtv to add a video source to when you set it
up.  I would just get a cable box with Component out from the provider
(they all have them).  I (until recently) had the original Mitsubishi
65" Projection that only had Component in (pre-HDMI), so I use that as
an excuse every time.


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