[mythtv-users] Feature Suggestions (Tivo)

wmunson at rochester.rr.com wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Fri Dec 3 17:17:39 UTC 2004

>     Also, the DishTV set top boxes have this nasty habit of putting
> you in a deadend condition if you select the wrong channel. This is
> a problem with Tivo since it neither detects nor routes around this
> problem. The Dish box is basically expecting human interaction 
> contraryto the automated responses from the Tivo.
>     Tivo wants to spit out full channel numbers and the Dish box 
> wantsto only get chan-up or chan-down. The end result is a bunch 
> of trashed
> recordings.
>     I was wondering if Myth has any "crash detection" or any other
> methods to route around this sort of problem?
>     For the Dish boxes, I suppose adding a chan-up command as a 
> prefixto any explicit channel input would suffice as a workaround.

Hmmm... Maybe I am reading this wrong. I have never had a problem with selecting dead channels because I went thru the entire datadirect listing and removed all channels I do not receive/want.  The only time I have ever needed the up/down commands is when using the dish remote to look thru the ppv listings.

For ppv I have to use the dish remote to purchase the movie and then manually schedule a recording. Its a bit of a pain but since I dont buy alot of ppv its not a big issue.


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