[mythtv-users] Direct TV implementation?

Jim Trudell jamestrudell at verizon.net
Fri Jun 24 17:12:00 UTC 2005

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David George" <david at thegeorges.us>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Direct TV implementation?

> 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.
> >>
> >>http://mythhd.info/directv.html
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Thanks for that link.  It seems theres no magic, its the exact way i
> >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
> modification.
> -- 
> David

I'm just going to pick up one of them DirecTiVo boxes like mentioned and a
satelite signal splitter and stick my account card into it.  Done deal.  Not
quite as functional as a Myth box, but atleast i wont need dual boxes and a
splitter and a PC to do a similar job.

Thanks again, i love the idea of MythTV but its not easilly done with
DirectTV, if i had cable, i'd be all over.


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