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HR21 OTA Solution

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - HR21 Discussion (private)' started by RunnerFL, Dec 28, 2007.

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  1. lucky13

    lucky13 New Member

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    Sure. The loaded model gives you the choice of olives.
     
  2. Herdfan

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    Everything is a Coke here as well even though I prefer Pepsi.:)

    As for the sweet tea thing, my wife is from the midwest and when we took our first trip to Hilton Head, we stopped at a Hardees in South Carolina for a drink. She order iced tea and I didn't think to warn her it would be sweet. She was really close to spitting it back out all over the new car. Nothing like sweet tea in every nook and cranny.

    Oh, by the way, we are on a points system in this thread and every off-topic post loses you points to get to test the new OTA thingy.:p
     
  3. SAlBO

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    I live in a very ruraql area and would love to be able to get my OTA locals if I didnt need an antenna put on the roof....would be nice to have a usb piece that had a super powerful built in antenna and amp.....but I dream about other unobtainable things too....:)
     
  4. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

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    I don't think it has to maintina a HDMI handshake as much as a HDCP handshake if needed. The one for my laptop only has the USB to the computer, but no HDMI. There is compnent video out though from the tuner...and no HDMI. What would need to do this handshake is the DVR...not the tuner itself (this information should be in the stream).
     
  5. tfederov

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    Something else, if (big if) this is a USB solution, I'm also going to assume new firmware will be required for the box?
     
  6. mhayes70

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    I would think there would have to be some kind of update done to it.
     
  7. waynebtx

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    Would make sense the usb ports would need some sort of drivers.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    Yes, Yes, and Yes. USB drivers would be the easy part, as there is publically-available code for that. The HDCP code is already in the firmware, but it would need to be active through the data stream flowing via the USB, which would be new.
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    As for drivers, it's very likely that whoever is manufacturing the device will be providing the device drivers :grin: It is Linux 2.6 after all, so the conversion won't be rocket science ..
     
  10. tfederov

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    Speak for yourself, Doug! I changed my major in college from a computer science degree to a business administration degree because I couldn't program to save my life! :lol:

    Java programming is evil so I'm guessing unless it's in BASIC, I'd be screwed. :grin:
     
  11. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Nah, just ask your kids or your neighbor's kids. They probably already know how to program. lol
     
  12. mhayes70

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    :lol: I am in the same boat as you. I know just enough to get me in trouble. So, I try not to even fool with it. :D
     
  13. Tom Robertson

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    The HDMI "passthru" comment, I presume, was relating to my joke about how the OTA solution will connect via the HDMI port. Earl has confirmed in his hints the OTA solution will be a USB solution. :)

    HDMI won't apply at all, and HDCP, I also presume, will be merely passed thru to the receiver to handle appropriately.

    Since there aren't any dual tuner units already in the wild, I don't know how closely DIRECTVs will look like anyone elses. It could look like two separate USB tuners on a hub or it could be two USB tuners with a common handshake.

    And who knows, DIRECTV very well might have tested the current crop of USB tuners and found them lacking for OTA handling of multipath and sensitivity for the quality they wanted to achieve. (Something I can easily believe, now that I'm thinking [out loud] about that aspect.) :)

    Good think we allow more rambling in the hidden forum...
    Tom
     
  14. bobnielsen

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    There is at least one dual-tuner device in the wild, but it isn't usb.
     

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  16. Tom Robertson

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    Cool! Do you have a link to the manufacturer or product listing by chance?

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  17. Greg Alsobrook

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    !rolling

    Nice charts! :lol:

    I do believe I have to take the blame for starting this... :D
     
  18. Tom Robertson

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    Airrocker has been banned for 2 picocenturies for his grossly off topic introduction into this most rigorously moderated forum dedicated to a very tight group of information relating to the HR21.

    (Did you miss him?) :)



    Actually, I would miss him. And everyone in this forum.

    Happy New Year!
    Tom
     
  19. 66stang351

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    I was actually #1 in my class in Java 101...only because I hung out with the most anal guy in the class and we always did all the extra stuff in the projects, even though there was no credit give. :grin: Who was to know that they were going to be the problems on the test and we could bring everything we had done to the test :D

    +1
     
  20. bobnielsen

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    It is made by SiliconDust and third-party software is available for several platforms. I use it on my Mac with EyeTV and have been able to record OTA and watch the programs via Media Share and EyeConnect software, although the latest CE has problems with viewing HD content. It works fine with SD and HD worked with the original video-enabling CE on the HR20 (DD even works). I tried it with a Linux computer and it worked, but Mythtv software is a bit clunky (terrible GUI).
     
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