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Old 07-31-2017, 08:53 AM
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How to setup SageTV + HDHR Prime + Tuning Adapter

In a couple of weeks I am moving a few miles and have to switch from my beloved FiOS to Spectrum cable.

With Spectrum, apparently you have to use an external tuning adapter with the CableCARD, however I can't find any information on how you connect the tuning adapter and how you tell Sage to use it to change the channel for the HDHR Prime.

I did see on the Spectrum/TWC support page where it says to plug the USB cable from the tuning adapter into the PC if you are using a Prime. But then what?
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In a couple of weeks I am moving a few miles and have to switch from my beloved FiOS to Spectrum cable.

With Spectrum, apparently you have to use an external tuning adapter with the CableCARD, however I can't find any information on how you connect the tuning adapter and how you tell Sage to use it to change the channel for the HDHR Prime.

I did see on the Spectrum/TWC support page where it says to plug the USB cable from the tuning adapter into the PC if you are using a Prime. But then what?
Sage will not know that the tuning adapter exists. The HDHR Prime will handle all of the communication with the tuning adapter.

The cable coax will go into the coax input on the tuning adapter, and a short coax is required from the coax output on the tuning adapter into the coax input on the HDHR Prime. A USB cable is connected from the HDHR Prime back to the tuning adapter. The HDHR Prime communicates via USB to the tuning adapter to instruct the adapter to perform it's digital switching magic...
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:51 AM
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Ah, thanks, didn't realize it was that simple.

From what I've heard, though, I'm expecting all my cable channels to be Copy Once so I may not get much use from the Prime anymore. I'd sure hate to go backwards to STB's and HDPVR's. Or worse, WMC.
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