[mythtv-users] MythTV and Sky

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Mon Jun 13 16:44:12 UTC 2005

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 16:47:40 +0100 (BST), Peter Clarke wrote
> > i use a redremote (google is your friend)
> > it is similar to the skyeye but uses an IR sender to control the digibox
> > i also have a modded tivo to rf2 box which i've converted to serial and
> > use lirc to control that.
> I think I've come across redremote on my Google travels :-)
> > channel changing is easy (slow but easy)
> I understand that this is the case regardless for liveTV (MythTV 
> being primarily used for PVR purposes rather than watching live 
> telly anyway), so that's not a major problem.
> > get the program guide is just question of getting the right xmltv ids into
> > the database.
> > i posted all my config files (except for my channel list (enclosed) last
> > week.
> I'll have a look at the archives.
> > note that i live in ireland so the channel lineup is a tiny bit different
> > the channels you want are in the range 2101 to 2846.
> > the lineup has changed in the last few weeks, so it needs a bit of
> > tweaking
> Thanks for the headsup - this is all theory at the moment.
> I have a test front/backend in a semi-configured state at the moment,
>  I must say that it is rather smooth, although I have had to alter 
> quite a few things - using the Debian packages (not official) as per 
> the howto on the MythTV site DVD playback did not work (for example) 
> - mplayer aparently needed it's runtime parameters in a particular 
> order! - but it's all part of the learning experience! :-)
> Cheers,
> Pete.
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Pete, I started using mplayer, but it doesn't support dvd menus and it 
doesn't work so well with a remote controll.
I started using xine as it support dvd menus AND it works really well with 
lirc. (:

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