[kwlug-disc] Future of [Rogers] PVR (wrt HDMI)? Black boxes? MythBuntu?

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Sep 16 17:40:31 EDT 2009


Daniel Agar wrote, On 09/16/2009 3:39 PM:
> It requires a bit of trial and error as there isn't a channel scanner
> available for these. It can be very finicky until properly set up. For
> instance, if I try to access a channel utilizing the broadcast flag
> I'll get absolutely nothing output through firewire, and if I don't
> change back to a valid channel within a few seconds the firewire
> connection craps out and I have to hard reset the SA3250 to
> reestablish a connection.
> 
> That's why I'm also currently investigating an antenna solution. I'm
> getting really tired of my recordings of Lost or The Office failing
> randomly because someone decided to flip the broadcast flag this week.
> If you're serious about recording from a rogers HD box, you should
> look into getting a Hauppauge HD PVR.

Given what you said regarding randomly failing recordings, can you 
explain how the HD PVR would help? e.g. Is it able to react to the 
broadcast flag? Or ???



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