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

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 16:47:03 UTC 2014

On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Okay that's awesome, so one more dumb question can I still schedule shows through MythTV and the HD 1212 will be able to record when
> Not home? Or will I have to manually change the channel. Also can I watch and record two things at once. Meaning watchtower TV and record from a different tuner at the same time.

Yes - you will need an IR blaster (included in 1212), or firewire
channel changer, or network based channel changing (I do not know what
your receiver will need) to change channels for recording.  If you are
recording with the receiver, then you cannot tune it to something else
and watch it.  MythTV needs it exclusively.  You can however watch
other recordings made previously by MythTV while it is recording (it
is a DVR after all).

> Floyd
> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Mar 15, 2014, at 12:22 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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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