A few things, mostly technical notes...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

hdhomerun single doing multirec

hdhomerun single doing mulirec (record multiple channels on the same DVB multiplex) on my lucid. (http://bit.ly/9hcBeo)


to setup this feature, do the following: (ref)

1. Exit the myth frontend.
2. Stop the myth backend (ALT-2)
3. Start mythtv-setup (ALT-s)
4. Select "2 Capture cards"
5. Select your capture card. Remember, it must be a digital tuner.
6. Hit the "Recording Options" button.
7. Increase "Max Recordings" from 1 to the number you want to allow.
8. Exit mythtv setup
9. Restart mythth backend (ALT-3)
10. Restart the front end (ALT-m)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Belkin 1000Mbps Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit review

So today i brought from Frys "Belkin 1000Mbps Gigabit Powerline HD Starter Kit for High Definition Video Streaming" - hoping that I get to watch HD mythtv recordings on my mythfrontend without the annoying pauses.

Needless to say, it gave me pain already, it would freeze up on me. I had to unplug the receiving end a couple of times to get past the hiccup.

Before returning it, I chose to attempt a f/w update against the latest and greatest from their web-page. I found this detailed instructions. When I run the thingy downloaded from the website, it seems like it downgraded my f/w version.

Before the "upgrade":

After the upgrade:

as you can see, i got downgraded to 2.0.9 from 2.2.0 although the svn branch got hiked to 25645 from 25122 -- looks like Belkin does not have much of a grip on cohesive version control.

Either way, for my own selfish sake, i hope this fixes the random hiccups i've been experiencing on these device.


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