[mythtv-commits] Ticket #7856: Enhancement to Myth's firewire channel changer

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Mon Jan 4 04:00:06 UTC 2010

#7856: Enhancement to Myth's firewire channel changer
 Reporter:  Myth.allen@…           |       Owner:  ijr    
     Type:  enhancement            |      Status:  new    
 Priority:  minor                  |   Milestone:  unknown
Component:  MythTV - General       |     Version:  unknown
 Severity:  medium                 |     Mlocked:  0      
 I am using a Motorola DCH 3200/3385/000 cable box with MythTV version .22.
 Myth controls the cable box via firewire.  Most of the time when Myth
 sends a command to the box telling it to change channels, the box tunes to
 the new channel and after a moment Myth reports that it has obtained a
 lock on the channel.  However, the firewire signals for some of the
 channels are apparently encrypted, meaning that Myth cannot lock in the
 channel.  When Myth tries to tune in one of these encrypted channels and
 fails to obtain a lock, it subsequently loses the ability to control the
 cable box and I must restart Myth and power cycle the cable box in order
 to reestablish control.

 Myth should be able to more gracefully deal with cases in which it cannot
 obtain a firewire lock on a channel.

Ticket URL: <http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/7856>
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