[mythtv-users] HDFury - WAS: Trouble getting hdpvr 1212 to record through mythtv:SOLVED

Marius Schrecker marius.schrecker at lyse.net
Fri Dec 15 07:51:20 UTC 2017

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 21:34 CET, Greg Oliver <oliver.greg at gmail.com> wrote:
  I noticed you have it connected to a HD Fury - I have been contemplating getting one of those because I have a unit that due to it's location, the component cables come out of the receiver if they are breathed on the wrong way.  Does it work well between your receiver and HDPVR?  Any noticeable artifacts or anything?  I have DirecTV receivers which in HDMI will not play 1080p content without a HDCP capable HDMI endpoint.  From the name in your database I can see it is probably not DirecTV, but it might be the same for your device?
Hi Greg,

Yes. I use a HDFury2. This has been the only component in the chain that has never given me a moment's bother in the over 10 years I have had it, during which time it has been powered on constantly.

I took a look at the HDFury website for gthe first time in ages today and was surprised to see that the "old" models, with HDCP decyphering are still available. HDFury has sent me a number of mails opver the years, warning of products being removed due to legislation, but this seems not to be the case.

 I can heartily recommend the Fury2!

All I can say about picture quality is that the quality of played-back Mythtv recordings has been  at least as good, if not better than the original 720p image, played directly over hdmi from the decoder.  The only caveat with the Fury2 is that it doesn't support/split  5.1 audio from the hdmi signal, but that doesn't matter to me as I source the audio over toslink direct from the decoder. I notice no sync issues when sourcing the audio and video signals independently.

My chain is as follows.
Motorola  VIP 1853 IP STB ("Altibox") providing 720p, PAL -> Cheap HDMI splitter (unknown brand). This occasionally locks-up and needs to be power-cycled. -> HDFury2 -> PVR1212 component in -> Mythtv I was using a combined backend/frontend with Nvidia gforce gt-610 VDPAU output, but am now splitting BE/FE and will try Intel HD 500 vaapi from the frontend.

Motorola  VIP 1853 IP STB ("Altibox")  -> Dolby 5.1 over Toslink direct to PVR1212 spdif with AC23 capture.

The recording chain was tested yesterday evening and works fine now.  As my frontend isn't set up yet I can't comment on frontend playback, but mythweb asx playback is working to another machine in my network.



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