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Re: HDHomeRun and Comcast

 On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 09:30:36PM -0400, Tom Metro wrote: 
> I recently acquired a used Silicondust HDHomeRun for use with MythTV, 
> and am doing a basic check out of its functionality with the config 
> utility Silicondust supplies for Windows and VLC. 
> Has anyone set up an HDHR for use with Comcast that gets their signal 
> from the Newton/Needham head end? 

Yes, and then again with RCN. 

> My analog signal has degraded appreciably over the years, and I've added 
> a distribution amp to compensate (an amp purchased from Comcast, and 
> thus supposedly of adequate quality and specifications for digital 
> cable). I had assumed this was just Comcast letting the analog plant 
> fall into disrepair as they pushed customers to digital, but it could be 
> the tap for my drop has gone defective. I've scheduled a service visit. 
> I'm curious to hear what signal levels other HDHR users typical see. 

Pretty much anything over 60% is workable. The only tool I use 
to manage the HDHR is the hdhr_config program in Linux. It lets 
you update the firmware (highly recommended), set the IR lircd 
target and port, scan channels and test with VLC. 


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