Saturday, September 10, 2011

16 Days With The Hdhomerun Prime

Ive been using the Hdhomerun Prime Cablecard Tuner for the past 16 day. It's only bee working 10 days due to poor activation on Comcast's part. After about 10 calls and 8 tier 2 activations a technician came out and phoned back into the home office and activated in 4 minutes. Why couldn't the other 15 people have done the same thing.

Comcast rant over.

Since then I've been recording multiple shows at one. The fall tv season is about to start and im Ready to record six shows at once :) . I'm having one major problem that I hope is firmware related. From time to time the Hdhomerun encounters packet loss and that means that mythtv cannot connect to the tuner when it's time to record tv and I miss some shows. Granted I have another 3 tuners waiting to be called to active duty it's not good for it to not work 100% as expected.

Mythtv also has a bug in the latest stable release that's not detecting all 3 tuners. I have to add 2 that it automatically discovers then another fake one that I have to correct in the database. If this is corrected I can ditch my cable box hopefully and save $15 a month.

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