[mythtv-users] Dish Network and MythTV

Steve Adeff adeffs at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 08:50:59 EST 2005

On Wednesday 30 November 2005 18:14, Robert La Ferla wrote:
> Nothing illegal.  I would just like high quality video and definitely
> under Linux.  How does the card reader work?
> Steve Adeff wrote:
> > On Wednesday 30 November 2005 12:21, Robert La Ferla wrote:
> >> I am thinking about switching from cable to satellite and I have a few
> >> questions.  For specific reasons, I am interested in Dish Network only.
> >> Is there a tuner card that will allow me to use MythTV with Dish Network
> >> (preferred) or do I have to use the infrared port?  If the latter, is
> >> there a more reliable serial port?
> >
> > they do make Dish compatible tuner cards. If your plan is to do illegal
> > things with Dish then don't worry about getting the card reader. If you
> > plan on using an actual Dish subscription get one with a card reader, but
> > I don't know if there is support for this in linux, you'd have to look
> > around.
> >
> > As well, you won't get any HD channels with the PC tuner cards and when
> > they do the switch to MPEG4 you won't be able to tune those channels
> > either.

it basically acts like the card reader in the normal Dish IRD. Beyond that I 
dunno, never used it =)


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