[mythtv] DVB Channel Changes

Rudy Zijlstra mythtv at edsons.demon.nl
Sun Apr 11 04:51:46 EDT 2004

Taylor Jacob wrote:

>Satellite (Input Source) -> Transponder (Multiplex) -> DVB Channel
Model in itself seems good. What I am objecting to is naming.

What you are tuning to, is a Transport Stream (TS), which is in itself a 
multiplex of Program Streams (PS), which consists of Elementary Streams 
In the HeadEnd, the different PSes are multiplexed into one or more TS. 
The equipment that does this is generally known as "Multiplexors".

To anyone used to DVB naming using Multiplex in the manner you are 
proposing is confusing to say the least.

Why not just use the name Transponder? or Motor if you want to. 
Basically what you are doing is pointing the antenna, so you are able to 
receive a different transmitter. Which is very similar to what happens 
with a traditional antenna/motor combination.


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