19-05-2023 07:17 PM
I have migrated from Illico to Helix. Of course, my Cisco 8642HD, now rendered 'obsolete', no longer does anything except that when I boot, it says "Cable disconnected... [bla bla bla]... Press OK to watch programs recorded on this terminal".
What I would like to do is to connect my outdoor UHF antenna to it, so that I can: a) feed its HDMI output to my home theater (which does not have a coax in), and b) PVR (record) shows. My current antenna installation can pull in 30 HD Digital stations (TRUE HD, not the compressed stuff we get over cable).
Is there a way to achieve this? I have searched all over the 'Net, asked Google, Bing, GPT, etc., and have come up with nothing but unhelpful (read erroneous) info.
20-05-2023 11:33 PM
Not legally possible because it’s a CableCARD dvr unless you somehow modify it.
21-05-2023 08:28 AM
Rhetorical question: What's ILlegal about doing what I want with my property that I purchased?
(Note, I did not purchase or rent it from Videotron; I bought it at FutureShop (remember them?))
The term "CableCARD" is new to me; thanks st0106, I now have something new to Google! 🙂
21-05-2023 05:26 PM
21-05-2023 08:42 PM
"Allowed" by whom? This is MY box - PKP has no rights to it - and I'm not trying to rip anyone off, I just want to receive OTA broadcasts, which are free to all, paid for by advertising.
BTW, with over 40 years in IT and electronics, I'm quite capable of re-flashing firmware, and physical mods... I'd hoped it wouldn't come to that, but am open to tips on how, if necessary!