[mythtv-users] Direct TV implementation?

David George david at thegeorges.us
Fri Jun 24 13:11:44 UTC 2005

On 6/24/2005 12:46 AM, Jim Trudell wrote:

>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "David George" <david at thegeorges.us>
>To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
>Sent: Thursday, June 23, 2005 11:13 PM
>Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Direct TV implementation?
>>Here is a link that should help you out.
>Thanks for that link.  It seems theres no magic, its the exact way i thought
>it would be, in which case, i'm going to have to move on to another
>solution.  I'd like to be able to record and watch or do PIP with this
>solution and for that, i'd need dual boxes and a bunch of workarounds.
Yes, you will need two satellite receivers and two capture cards, but 
any solution where you watch one channel and record another or if you do 
PIP will require two tuners.  Yes, I know about the DirecTiVo which has 
two tuners built-in (I have one).  You won't need a lot of workarounds 
though as MythTV is designed to do this.  I have two DirecTv receivers 
and two HDTV capture cards in my backend and can record 4 shows and 
watch something I already recorded at once.

The only thing you will lose is being able to record HDTV from DirecTv 
unless you have a particular HDTV receiver and get the 169time.com 


HDTV frontend I'm working on (pictures, mythmon source)

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