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

Andrew Kohlsmith (Mailing List Account) aklists at mixdown.ca
Thu Sep 17 16:17:34 EDT 2009

On September 16, 2009 03:39:23 pm Daniel Agar wrote:
> 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 is, in IRC parlance, "teh suck."

> 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.

Nah, my solution is to simply not give Rogers my money.  If I have to re-
encode off of the analog output, I'll find another method. 

I certainly appreciate your detailed response though. Thank you very much!


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