[mythtv-users] So confused. Firewire to STB - channel change script - mythchanger

Mike Hodson mystica at gmail.com
Tue Mar 25 19:51:24 UTC 2014

FWIW channels like Discovery were _never_ clear-qam.  They've _always_ been
available over Firewire, or Cablecard - Copy Freely.

Thats the term you want.  Copy Freely.

Nothing is "Clear" anymore (bloody FCC)


On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 1:30 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 2014-03-25 at 16:27 +0000, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:02 PM, Greg Woods <greg at gregandeva.net> wrote:
> > > ... On Firewire, you are only
> > > going to be able to get the local broadcast network channels
> >
> > This is completely dependent on your MSO.
> True, sorry, I should have made that clear. But pretty much all of the
> content providers in the US are moving toward encrypting everything or
> nearly everything. Whatever is there now on your provider probably won't
> be there too much longer. Comcast where I live (Louisville, CO, near
> Denver and Boulder), even the local channels are now encrypted and you
> can't get anything at all over clear QAM (and presumably also Firewire;
> the latter does still work for changing channels, I use that with an
> HD-PVR 1212).
> So I would still stand by my advice to test with a local broadcast
> channel first. In the OP's case, he said he had already gotten *some*
> content off of Firewire, so at least his provider isn't as restrictive
> as mine. I guess "set your starting channel to one that you have
> successfully gotten content from in test-mpeg2" would be the best way to
> put it.
> The main point being, setting an invalid starting channel can cause
> LiveTV not to work.
> --Greg
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