[mythtv-users] Quick and dirty workaround

Matt Morgan matt at jiffycomp.com
Tue Aug 3 22:15:27 EDT 2004

Michael T. Dean wrote:

> Matt Morgan wrote:
>> I haven't had time to work on my problems getting my IR Blaster to 
>> work with my Scientific Atlanta 2100 cable box. Other people have 
>> succeeded, and I'm sure I will one day. Until then, I hoped I could 
>> record shows semi-manually, just by tuning the SA2100 myself to the 
>> right channel ahead of time. The thing is, mythtv then tunes itself 
>> to the channel the scheduled recording is on. Since it needs to stay 
>> on channel 3, I get snow for the recording.
>> I tried going into the video source and setting the external channel 
>> changing program to /usr/local/bin/change_channel.sh. It won't work, 
>> but I figured it would at least keep mythtv from changing its own 
>> channel. But it didn't work. How can I keep mythtv from trying to 
>> control the channel internally?
> Try /bin/true .  It worked for me when I was testing my system before 
> I set up LIRC.
> Mike
> __

Makes a lot of sense. Thanks.

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