[mythtv-users] Dish Network and Dual Tuners/Receivers

mark fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Sep 18 08:19:38 EDT 2004

Dish's IR scheme is resetable to one of 16 different codesets.  Reset one of 
the recievers to another codeset, then program a separate changechannel.pl
for that codeset.  Call each respective channel script depending on which 
box you need to change a channel.  This is what I plan on doing, as soon
as I get another PVR250.  there are no serial port Dish boxen.  Dual LIRC's
are a PITA.

On Saturday 18 September 2004 01:56 am, Dave Corder wrote:
> For the last year and a half or so, I've had a MythTV box running very
> well.
> I used to use standard cable TV with my box and it worked great. Now,
> though, I've moved into an apartment with roommates who already have Dish
> Network, so I'll be moving to that pretty soon.
> I've got dual WinTV PRV-250 cards in my MythTV box (previously had a
> PVR-250 and a WinTV-dbx-401 bttv card when using regular cable).
> I'm wondering what the best options are for using two Dish Network
> receivers with my MythTV box. Are there any Dish receivers that have serial
> ports for changing channels? Or would I need two separate IR transmitters,
> one for each receiver? (I've noticed old satellite receivers at Goodwill
> and other thrift stores recently..is there any reason I couldn't use two of
> those or would I need, say, the 301 model receivers my roommates already
> have?)
> I'm new to the world of satellite TV, so any help would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dave Corder

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