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

Dave Hofstra dhofstra at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 09:51:18 UTC 2004

BAH!  forget it.. I just thought about the raw codes idea and realized
that it's stupid.  The script wouldn't know which code to send, so it
would probably send both or error out.

heh, it would help more if i thought about stuff before I type.... sorry

Dave Hofstra

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 04:45:02 -0500, Dave Hofstra <dhofstra at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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