[mythtv-users] Hd pvr 1212 question / front side composite ports
showcasefloyd at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 17:53:00 UTC 2014
Thanks so much. I think this is what I'm going to try first. I know a lot
of people go the HD HomeRun Prime way, but I'm curious if this is all I
really need because I only care about recording shows anyway.
On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 12:47 PM, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 11:30 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com>
> > 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>
> >>> 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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