[mythtv-users] Looking for some additional information
ray at comarre.com
Wed Mar 26 23:53:02 UTC 2003
Just filling in a detail.
At 03:19 PM 3/26/2003 -0800, Cedar McKay wrote:
>>2. I have digital cable and I know that I can setup the system to
>>control a cable box. However is that a global setting or specific to
>>any given Tuner card?
There are two parts to this, only one of which involves the TV-tuner card.
1. You need to connect the digital-cable box to the computer. For this, you
need a TV-tuner card that has an input that matches an available output of
the digital-cable box. That might be coax set to a fixed channel,
Composite, S-Video, or perhaps something else in Europe. And some of these
involve separat audio connections.
2. You need to set up the computer to output control instructions to the
digital-cable box. The usual way to do this is with lirc (Linux Infra-Red
Controller, I think it stands for) driving an IR-Blaster attached to a
serial port. (I think TiVos and Replays control external devices like this,
but I haven't used one so don't knwo for sure.) MythTV can handle this,
but ti is quite independent of the TV-tuner card in the computer.
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