Ok, so I tinkered and tinkered, but I can't record a valid stream, even from local channels. I've got Comcast with a Motorola 6412 PVR. I'm in Sunnyvale, CA.
I have everything set up correctly as far as I can tell. I've selected Panasonic D-VHS in the device driver and CapDVHS sees the device correctly. When I try to record, it never updates the Data info tab in CapDVHS with stream properties.
Also, I can't play back the files it generates. The files grow as if it's recording (it saves around 2MB/s), but the file is not playable with any players I tried.
I've got a Motorola 6412 box with platform build version 12.13 (May 3 2005)
Looking at the Diagnostic screen of the PVR (pwr - ok) and under Interface Status (menu d11), I see the 1384 I/O device shows:
Active ports; 1
5C Implementation: 0
Loop Status: No
Root Status: YES
Cycle Master Status: YES
Is it true that if the "5C Implementation" is 0, then the stream is unencrypted?
A friend of mine says what I'm seeing is a symptom of encrypted material. I've only attempted to record my local channels, but no dice. Why would my local channels be encrypted?
Does this mean I'm SOL?
Thanks for any advice.