Media players crash on HTPC

Carl Youngblood carl at youngbloods.org
Wed Aug 30 10:28:36 MDT 2006


My HD reception is great.  I have a good antenna installed on my roof.
 By the way, if you want to be able to record encrypted HD programs
from a cable-type provider, the best and only option I know of is
http://www.169time.com/, which sells modified satellite set-top boxes,
which give you a direct firewire connection to the decrypted MPEG
data.

Carl

On 8/28/06, Jason Holt <jason at lunkwill.org> wrote:
>
> On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Brandon Beattie wrote:
>
> > On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 02:58:24PM -0700, Carl Youngblood wrote:
> >> Update: after removing one of the pchdtv cards and the wintv 401 card
> >> I'm still experiencing the same lock ups.  So I think the lockups are
> >> probably not due to a conflict between cards, but rather some problem
> >> in the pchdtv driver or something.
> >>
> >> Has anybody here gotten one of these pchdtv cards working?
>
> I'm using one for analog; Comcast encrypts the HDTV signal where I live in CA
> (even for the broadcast stations they carry) >:(
>
> I did also get the HD stuff to work using an antenna, although it was a real
> pain.  Their software support is very poorly done.



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