[mythtv-users] Adding a second IR controlled Dish Receiver

Dave Hofstra dhofstra at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 09:45:02 UTC 2004

I am going to be adding a 2nd Sat box this weekend.  I hadn't thought
about needing to alter my channel changing script, so thanks for
posting that info.

I actually had planned to do it this way (and I kinda suspect it would
work better than the channel changing script).  I was going to capture
the keypresses using raw mode.  That way, my single remote name
'hughes' would contain all the codes for both recievers.  At least in
my head this seems like it would work, so I though I would share the
idea (although I havent actually tried it).

I have tried (and have been VERY sucessfully using) raw codes to
control my 1st Sat box for years.  I originally had to capture the raw
code because my reciever wouldnt find the gap length of the hughes
remote if its life depended on it.  I have never had a problem with
the transmitted IR signal not being recieved.

comments welcome

Dave Hofstra
dhofstra at gmail dot com

On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 08:36:21 -0500, Pete Stagman <tyrstag at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> How would I add a second Dishnetwork receiver?
> I currently have a mythtv 0.16, FC1, pvr-250, homebrew IR blaster. A friend
> of mine is giving me his old dish receiver and I'd like to add it to my system.
> I have the current receiver setup with 2 instances of lirc, one controlling
> Myth and the other controlling the receiver. I'm assuming I need another
> instance of lirc to control the second receiver. I plan on buying another
> pvr-250, building another IR blaster and adding the second receiver to my
> account.
> 1.) How do I set that up?
> 2.) How does mythtv know which instance to use for which receiver?
> 3.) Is this even possible or is it more work than it's worth? I'd REALLY
> like the ability to watch/record 2 things at the same time.
> On another note, is it possible to also add the ability to record "off-air"
> programs that aren't the same as what's in the program guide? There are a
> lot of local channels that I can get off-air around here that dish doesn't
> carry.  I know I can add another tuner/guide to the PVR, but do the
> channels have to be the same or is mythTV smart enough to know which tuner
> carries which channels?
> Any help/advice would be much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> --Pete
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