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by gtb
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting
Replies: 76
Views: 8620

Re: When the Prime 6 comes out, how many are you planning on getting

Asking again and again won't change the answer. Technically, asking "Are we there yet?" again and again will eventually get another answer should one eventually arrive, meaning that asking again and again will result in a positive reinforcement (unless you are going to answer "no" any anyone you ha...
by gtb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Comcast missing channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Comcast missing channel

Their mailer from early June states Effective June 18, 2019, Afro channel will be available on our Preferred tier Did the words on the announcement for that channel also include the words (or equivalent) ".... will be available in HD IP. Only customers with compatible equipment will be able to view...
by gtb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Very poor to 'none' signal quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Re: Very poor to 'none' signal quality

jasonl wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:11 pm
The scan logs we see include the raw signal strength (not capped at 100%)
And why I understand that most of your customers do not really understand RF physics, for those of us who have that degree, we do wish we had a bit more visibility into some of the raw data.
by gtb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: HDHomeRun Prime - TerryB
Replies: 8
Views: 1087

Re: HDHomeRun Prime - TerryB

Charter has been moving a lot of non-SDV markets to SDV, so I expect TAs will be required in all markets eventually. It's cheaper than replacing all the ancient MPEG2-only boxes out there and moving to H.264. I know some markets tried to charge for TAs back when they were first introduced, but I ha...
by gtb
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: Comcast missing channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1774

Re: Comcast missing channel

Sound like comcast, channel added 2 weeks ago, and notice of channel add has been out for over a month What is the channel name, and what date did Comcast announce availability for (Comcast has a history of saying things like "Will be available [date]", and until that date arrives the channel is in...
by gtb
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Windows Media Center and current OTA tunners

Just wished SD would keep supporting XP Given that MSFT no longer supports XP (I believe even the very very pricy custom support has ended), and most of the tooling no longer supports it, I really think one has to agree that that was never going to happen. And W7 end of support date is around six m...
by gtb
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?
Replies: 51
Views: 9723

Re: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?

Here's how it appears on our bill (Seattle area market): btw, be aware that all cable companies maintain legacy features (including names on the bill) essentially forever in their systems (for both historical and existing customers), even if new customers, or customers changing their plan, can no l...
by gtb
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?
Replies: 51
Views: 9723

Re: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?

Besides, what difference would it be when compared to this guy... The two CableCARD hosts (from the T company) used two S-cards. Most cable companies stopped stocking S-cards when M-cards were upwardly compatible (with the exception of a specific Sony CableCARD TV which apparently could just not do...
by gtb
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?
Replies: 51
Views: 9723

Re: HDHomeRun Prime 6 update?

Doesn't Comcast bill it as "Additional outlet"? I'd say there are at least 2 plausible justifications for that, like how only one outlet is in use, and how both cards are serving the same DVR. That they reach that DVR through separate physical devices doesn't make it less true. It *used* to be call...
by gtb
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Third Party Software
Topic: Channels DVR + DRM
Replies: 11
Views: 1095

Re: Channels DVR + DRM

47 CFR 76.1904 (a) Commercial audiovisual content delivered as unencrypted broadcast television shall not be encoded so as to prevent or limit copying thereof by covered products or, to constrain the resolution of the image when output from a covered product. Except the FCC allows them to encrypt b...
by gtb
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: HDHomeRun Software Setup & Troubleshooting (Live & DVR)
Topic: Will Servio play nice wrt tuner locking and MythTV?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Will Servio play nice wrt tuner locking and MythTV?

Hi, I believe tuner resource lock support was added to MythTV in 0.29 - MythTV and SERVIO will coexist allocating tuners between them. Nick Interim pooling/locking solution happened in core v30 (still uses the older API for tuner access) [I Don't think it was backported because that would be a sche...
by gtb
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: New UI
Topic: Still hung up on font size
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Still hung up on font size

Clearly, my preferences shouldn't drive the design, but I would advocate for a font size option in the UI. Options (font sizes included) are nice, but one should also recognize that there are various FCC and ADA suggested/mandated "defaults" to not avoid certain compliance issues (there is a big pu...
by gtb
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: No tuners found in hdhr setup
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: No tuners found in hdhr setup

try a different power supply (5V, 2.5A, amps can be rated higher). That would have been one of the first things I would try(*). Note, for testing purposes (only) 5V 2A is sufficient. If by "storm" the OP means lightning, or other power surges, the (induced) surge voltages may have damaged any numbe...
by gtb
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Future Product Discussion
Topic: Servio and Scribe
Replies: 158
Views: 14243

Re: Servio and Scribe

signcarver wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:39 pm
Only things i can think of ....
I would expect there will likely be a number of uncommon edge cases which will surprise at least some of the people some of the time. Software is never finished, it just escapes out to the beta channel.
by gtb
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: HDHomeRun Hardware Setup & Troubleshooting
Topic: HDHomeRun SCRIBE & SERVIO is there a method to transfer video off the device to longterm storage? Also Guide Question
Replies: 12
Views: 732

Re: HDHomeRun SCRIBE & SERVIO is there a method to transfer video off the device to longterm storage? Also Guide Questio

add my plus 1 to the crowd that would very much appreciate a way to move my WMC recordings onto the Scribe. Moving the non-copy protected recordings themselves is certainly possible. The challenge is the metadata extract and then import in the HDHR DVR system. There are some 3rd party tools that ca...