[mythtv-users] Dish Network Box and MythTV

James Colannino email2jamez at dslextreme.com
Sat Dec 20 00:58:55 EST 2003

Hey everyone.  I use Dish Network as my Satellite provider, and I was 
wondering if anyone here uses the same successfully with Myth.  I'm 
going to be setting up a Myth box here at home soon, but don't want to 
do so unless I know for sure that it will work.  It's, I believe, a Dish 
500 box that I have.  It's signal is MPEG2, if that makes a difference.  
I'm not sure if it's converted to analog anyway before it gets to the 
card.  Anyway, back to my point.  I'd like to be able to use MythTV to 
actually change the channel on the box itself.  For example, the card 
itself would stay tuned to channel 3 where the Satellite box would be, 
and then Myth itself could change the channel on box rather than 
actually tune the card to a different channel.  That way, I could 
schedule recordings and such.  Otherwise, it really wouldn't be of that 
much use to me, love it as much as I do :(  Also, I'm pretty sure I do, 
but do I need two tuner cards to hook up both an antenna and a satellite 
box?  We don't get local stations through our satellite here and use an 
antenna instead, so that means two connections rather than one.  Thanks 
for any help that anyone can provide.


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