« Last post by jvandam87 on December 01, 2016, 01:58:09 am »
I went back and hooked up the coax cable from the STB to the tuner card, but again, no channels were found. I tried every possible scan option, but nothing came up. I also tried searching for a way to set the tuner card to channel 3, but I haven't been able to find anything.
I don't know much about VDR, but I feel like I would run into the same issues that I'm having with MythTV. I'm thinking about approaching this from a different direction. These are the three things that I keep going back to:
1. I need a decryption device. Seeing as how the cable company here has apparently encrypted every signal, even the local channels, I don't see a way around having a decryption device.
2. HD would be preferable. With the STB I have right now, I don't see how I can get an HD output from the STB to my tuner card. My understanding is the coax output and the S-video output are only standard defintion. There is an HDMI output, but I don't think I can get an HDMI output to go into the tuner card.
3. I would like to run everything through my LMCE system, including the tv. I know there are other ways outside of using LMCE that I can hook up multiple tvs in different rooms and have them watch the same or different channels at the same time, but ultimately, I'd like LMCE to be my one stop shop for all media.
So, just in the little research I've done today, I'm now leaning towards getting an HD homerun prime. With a cable card, it can decrypt the signal, it has HD output via ethernet, and it seems somewhat straightforward to incorporate it into MythTV. It looks like a handful of people on here have already tried this. Any word on what the feedback has been with this device?