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Feb 9, 2012, 7:55 AM
Post #7 of 8
On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Patrick Ouellette <pat [at] flying-gecko> wrote:
Re: Fix for Firewire Recording Endless Errors Warning: No Input in xxx msec
[In reply to]
> On Tue, Feb 07, 2012 at 06:56:44PM -0500, Peter Bennett wrote:
>> On 2/7/2012 11:56 AM, Steven Adeff wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 10:23 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord [at] mit> wrote:
>> >> Daniel Kristjansson <danielk [at] cuymedia> writes:
>> >>> The bus reset allows you to record from Motorola equipment after you
>> >>> have tuned to an encrypted channel or when the box just gets wedged.
>> >>> However the bus reset only works if there is one and only one STB
>> >>> connected to your firewire bus. Bus resets are done whenever someone
>> >> I think I was being bit by this latter issue; I had two boxes connected
>> >> and a bus reset would kill a working recording.
>> >>> plugs a new firewire device onto the chain (or removes a device) in
>> >>> OSX, so equipment shouldn't really have a huge problem with resets.
>> > before purchasing a Ceton I had been running two boxes on one machine
>> > and had to disable the firewire reset. eventually I just bought a
>> > firewire card for our main frontend and moved one of the boxes to it
>> > so I could enable the firewire reset on both backends which made
>> > things work much better. while I did have both connected I had written
>> > a channel change script that attempted to use firewire_tester to try
>> > and get it to "work" before handing back to mythbackend for actual
>> > recording, this helped about 95% of the time when it was not working
>> > after initial channel change.
>> > the Ceton just works though, always, plus no cable box fees (~$35/mo)
>> > and two extra tuners... so we no longer have any cable boxen in the
>> > house.
>> How do those savings work? I have Comcast and they do not explicitly
>> charge for the first converter box. They give $2.50 per month credit for
>> "customer owned equipment".
> You save by eliminating the extra boxes.
> I can't speak to Comcast, but on FiOS I can reduce costs by almost
> $600 per year on box rental fees. I have 5 boxes, one is a HD-DVR,
> one is HD and the rest are SD.
>> So it seems to me if I went for Ceton or HD Home Run I would save only
>> $2.50 per month and lose my access to "on demand". I use the firewire
>> for encrypted channels and DVB tuners for non-encrypted. Since most
>> encrypted channels play most shows more than once, this has proved adequate.
> If you are a on demand user then you would either have to call on the
> phone to order the program, or keep a cable box. I have used on demand
> maybe three times in 8 years, so this was not a concern for me. YMMV.
>> With the patch I have developed the firewire seems to be 100% reliable.
> Good for you. Firewire is still temperamental from my FiOS HD boxes.
> (Haven't tried the patch, the Ceton "just works" so I'm going to dump the
> firewire all together) FiOS doesn't allow my premium content to record on
> firewire either.
>> Does the Ceton allow all channels to record, or just the ones that cable
>> company marks "record all"?
> If the channels are flagged "copy freely" the Ceton will record in Myth.
> (If they are marked something else, you could record in Windows with
> the Win 7 media center)
> On my FiOS feed, everything I pay a regular subscription for is available
> on my Ceton card. I have not tried pay per view or on demand.
we had 3 cable boxes, the total fees we paid for them was just under
$35/mo, with the Ceton we were able to return all three, and the first
cablecard is free. I paid $200 for the Ceton. I was also able to give
my dad my HDPVR which we no longer required because Comcast fixed the
channels that should have been "copy freely" but were set incorrectly,
but they only were able to do that because of the pushback from
Ceton/HDHRPrime owners. My parents have TimeWarner which refuses to
set to anything other than Copy Once/Never.
If you're able to get channels over firewire you should also be able
to receive them with a Ceton/HDHRPrime, and with none of the hassle.
The added tuners is a bonus as well.
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