Ceton InfiniTV 4 in MythTV 0.24

For our MythTV users (I’ve got a system running myself) check out this three part blog on adding Ceton InfiniTV support to your MythTV 0.24 system courtesy of developer Ron Frazier.

With the pending release of the SiliconDust HD Homerun Prime, I was getting pretty excited about getting a cablecard tuner for MythTV. However, then something wonderful happened…Ceton decided to drop the price of the InfiniTV 4 card to $300. I hadn’t been very interested in the card before simply because it was a bit out of my desired price range. However, at the new price, it was barely more expensive than the Prime, and it gave you a 4th tuner to run off the same cablecard. After thinking about it for a few weeks, I decided to cancel my HDHR Prime preorder and take a chance on the Ceton card.

I said take a chance, because I knew that the Ceton card wasn’t yet supported in MythTV. However, I had some ideas how I could hack support into myth 0.24, and failing that, I was under the impression that the trunk code of mythtv (which will eventually be 0.25) already had the code necessary to work with the Ceton. So I figured one way or another, I was covered with the caveat that I wouldn’t be working with a proven, tested system.