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ieee1394: Current remote IRM is not 1394a-2000 compliant, resetting...
ieee1394: Error parsing configrom for node 0-00:1023
ieee1394: Node changed: 0-00:1023 -> 0-01:1023
ieee1394: Node added: ID:BUS[0-00:1023] GUID[0011e606948e0000]
ieee1394: raw1394: /dev/raw1394 device initialized
video1394: Installed video1394 module

GUID: 0x0011E606948E0000
Node Capabilities: 0x000083C0
Vendor ID: 0x000011E6
Unit Spec ID: 0x00000989
Unit SW Version: 0x00000100
Model ID: 0x00000000
Nr. Textual Leafes: 2

Vendor: Unknown
Textual Leafes:
Scientific-Atlanta, Inc.
Explorer(R) 3250HD

Me smiling with a cablebox with a 1394 connector populated!

I'm setting the previous letter friends only as my way of saying thank you to wide open west, so it doesn't appear on google. If you need to know what it said, and aren't on my friends list, comment here and I'll send you a copy.


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May. 13th, 2005 09:51 pm (UTC)
All this to save like 1 step in rendering video to a digital format.
May. 13th, 2005 10:02 pm (UTC)
dude, I can totally watch hi dev TV on my normal TV now too, not that that has any percievable benefit, but hey, it's neat.

Besides, this box does all the hard work for me. It converts the stuff to MPEG2 for me, I just gotta save it to the hard disk.
May. 13th, 2005 10:17 pm (UTC)
Home pr0nagraphy studio?
May. 13th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
hah, probably not, but I won't exclude that as a possibility ;-)
May. 13th, 2005 10:24 pm (UTC)
Now that is a quick response time. I always love what the threat of legal action does to motivate large companies.
May. 13th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC)
When the cable guy came, he forgot to bring the power cable from his van. He had to go back and get it. Apparently, this must have really shaken something in the local Wide open west office. :-)
May. 13th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
nah, WOW is just staffed by dumb-fucks.
I didn't accept WOW internet service when they flatly refused to install the modem without a computer being there (seems they didn't see any special reason to bring a test computer of their own and were relying on my having one for them to use).
I spent about 10 minutes on the phone with the "tech", trying to convince him that I was right and he was, in fact, a moron.
May. 14th, 2005 12:00 am (UTC)
hehe. They were all freaked out when I wasn't running windows, or anything even remotely close to windows. They managed, though.
May. 14th, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
In my experience that is pretty standard, Comcast is the same way.
May. 14th, 2005 03:49 am (UTC)
likewise. But comcast doesn't care, and won't fix it. At least wow gave me that. Comcast would have probably paid lobbyists to repeal this rather than just give me what I was asking for.
May. 14th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
welcome to the market economy :| I'm rather surprised they responded quickly................makes you think how many people still don't know about being able to purchase a single channel on cable instead of buying the packages, heh.............
May. 14th, 2005 09:45 pm (UTC)
Yea, but that's the magic of invoking the law though.
Jul. 6th, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Interested in WOW and 1394 support
I assume from your entries that your 1394 port is working fine -- can you validate? What sort of strings did you have to pull (or pictures you'd have to publish ;) ) to get it enabled? I also have WOW and a 3250 box but haven't tried to use the 1394 port...


Jul. 6th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Interested in WOW and 1394 support
yep. It works just fine. The box can be flaky but whatever.
Only the 3250HD does proper firewire. The other boxes have it, but it's disabled. My escalation procedure was as follows:

1. Kindly ask CSR
2. Get committed order date. Tech no show.
3. Call CSR and complain about no show, get static about them not supporting firewire.
4. Hang up and call another until you get another CSR that will let you order. No show.
5. Write letter to city franchise board, FCC contact for WoW, and FCC complaint bureau via email citing various franchise policies and FCC regulations that require 1394 support for HD (Do note the box does not upconvert to 1394, only digital and HD will ever come out that port. Channels below 100 output nothing, and that's per spec)
6. 30 minutes later, firewire compliant box arrives at front door, with confused tech asking who you know to get that level of response.

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