[mythtv-users] MythTV and DISH - a great solution

William wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Thu Sep 23 17:16:44 EDT 2004

> Make sure it's executable.  I suppose you could leave this out and 
> just use MyBlaster.pl as what Myth calls directly, but whatever.  For 
> testing and whatnot I liked the ability to leave the Myth setting the 
> same and just change this little script if I had to.
>       #!/bin/sh
>       /usr/local/bin/MyBlaster.pl $1
> To test it, just try running "channel_change 183" or some other 
> channel number.
> 8) That's it!  No messing with lirc, no building your own transmitter 
> to work with the picky Dish box.
> Hope this helps,
> Mike

Mike thanks for the kudos. Your guide is great however there is one thing
that can easily be simplified. There is no need to call a extra script to do
the channel change. Simply put /usr/local/bin/MyBlaster.pl in the external
channel change script option and it will be quite happy and a bit faster

Also, you can use the USB version blaster by changing the port to 'ttyUSB0'
for a first device. They provide a standard USB serial port adaptor with the
blaster so it needs no extra support for most distro's.

Bill Munson

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