[mythtv-users] help with channel changing

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 17 09:11:35 EST 2005

sarvinc at fastmail.fm wrote:

>I think I've made a mistake. I'm building a Myth box for my parents, I thought 
>they had analogue cable but it turns out they have digital. I'm here now for 
>a few days and would like to get this set up for them. The Digital Cable box 
>is a Scientific Atlanta 3100. Of course I've already set up a pvr 350 to go 
>in the box and would prefer to just continue using that. I've read that with 
>digital cable boxes I'll need an external channel changing device like an IR 
>blaster. Is there a way I can get the 350 to do the actuall channel changing?

>I know it's odd but my parents Original Series 1 Tivo has no problem changing 
It uses an IR blaster.

> Can I somehow emulate this with Mythtv?
You could build use an IR blaster or IR transmitter.  ;)


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