From: Dale Pontius <DEPontius@...>
Sent: Thu, February 9, 2012 3:59:57 PM
Subject: Re: Status of lirc_zilog
On 02/09/2012 02:44 PM, Bob Shanteau wrote:
> On 2/9/2012 10:53 AM, Dale Pontius wrote:
>> Comcast is changing their lineup, doing away with all analog. Obviously with
>>the hvr-1600 I can get some ClearQAM, but that's essentially the same as what I
>>could get with an antenna, plus several channels of HD home shopping.
>> Three paths:
>> 1 - Give up, just get what I can on ClearQAM.
>> 2 - Get CableCard and associated equipment.
>> 3 - Get "digital converters" and set up the hvr-1600 blasters to drive them.
>> Back when I first got the hvr-1600s the blasters were problematic.
> If you take the third path, you need to know that Comcast issues two
> types of receivers to its digital customers. The first is a Pace DC-50X
> SD receiver. I have not been successful in getting either my HVR-1600 or
> PVR-150 blaster to issue any commands at all, much less get them to
> control a DC-50X box. If you can get this combination working, I would
> like to know.
Then I guess I've got the Pace. I'm neither paying Comcast for HD
service, nor is there a firewire port on the thing - just a jack for an
IR receiver button.
I'm more discouraged to hear that you haven't gotten the hvr-1600 to
blast anything, let alone the Pace. It's also been so long since I got
my hvr-1600s that I don't know where the extra parts are, but I'm pretty
sure I haven't thrown them out.
I have a motorola 6200 that does have a firewire port that can be used for
channel changing and capture. The capture part wasnt reliable so i switched to a
hdpvr for capture on the component output.
This 6200 is a higher end with a hd for dvr support, there was a lower end (i
think that was also called a 6200) that supported non-HD but on demand. It did
not have a firewire port.