[mythtv] External Change Channel....

Brent Borghese mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:08:41 GMT

> On 31 Dec, Isaac Richards wrote:
> > On Tuesday 31 December 2002 11:30 am, misleb@onshore.com wrote:
> >> What if the cable box doesn't have a composite output? I've never seen
> >> one that does. Is it possible to keep the tuner card tuned to channel 3
> >> and only use the external channel changing script?
> >
> > Not with how the code is currently.

> Is it common to have composite video video out on a cable box? I've
> never seen that. Of course, i've only ever had plain ol' analog cable.

Yes, all the newer digital cable boxes have video out(RCA jacks).   But, 
most of the older analog cable boxes only have a antenna jacks.

You can also use a VCR with a "cable mouse", my sony VCR can run my cable 
box and it will give me a video out on my analog cable box.

It would be nice to have mythtv stay on and record every thing from 
channel 3, and then with the external channel changing, we could use a 
older style cable box.  The only problem with this is MythTV would not 
know for sure what channel you were on.  But, it would work for most 

My VCR does this, the only thing I do not like about it is that it always 
says I am on channel 3, Sony could have done better.