[mythtv] Switched Digital Video Problem

David Engel david at istwok.net
Sun Jul 25 22:35:05 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 10:21:34PM +0200, Rudy Zijlstra wrote:
> David Engel wrote:
> >I've run into a problem using MythTV on SDV channels that I hand't
> >foreseen.  In order to free up multiplexes, our STBs now automatically
> >switch away from SDV channels to a non-SDV channel after some period
> >of apparent inactivity by the user.  In my case, that period appears
> >to be 3 hours and it's caused me to lose the ends of 3 of the last 4
> >live TdF broadcasts.  Fortunately in this case, there are enough
> >repeats to record the parts I missed.
> >[...]
> I support you have a Zapper STB? no recording capability in the STB?
> Then how does the STB detect usage when a long program is watched?
> Does it assume that during advertisement a user will zap?

I don't understand what you mean by "Zapper" STB.  My STBs are
Motorola DCT-6200s.  They are plain STBs without any recording

My guess is that any IR activity would suffice for the STB to think
someone is still watching.  A couple of minutes before it actually
switches channels, it does pop up a message telling the viewer to
press OK to continue watching.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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