[mythtv-users] Capture Sat content using PVR-250

john roberts homepagez at lycos.com
Tue Mar 22 20:06:49 UTC 2005

Thanks David for the reply.

Does the RCA box have composite video out and some sort of audio line out?  This would then be fed into the PVR-250?

Are there other sat boxes with Firewire?  Is this a "better" option now that firewire is now supported?



----- Original Message -----
From: "David George" <david at thegeorges.us>
To: "Discussion about mythtv" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Capture Sat content using PVR-250
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 13:46:46 -0500

> On 3/22/2005 1:04 PM, john roberts wrote:
> > Hey - a buddy of mine has a Tivo series 2 box.  I believe it acts as the 
> > sat receiver and the traditional "tivo" like features.
> >
> > How would you capture the sat content with a PVR-250 -AND- change the 
> > channel?  I've seen talk about perl scripts which change sat/cable boxes 
> > using serial cables/etc.  But - is there such a solution for someone using 
> > a Tivo/combo Series 2 box?
> >
> >
> I also have a DirecTivo (series 2).  I found it was just easier to buy a 
> couple of Directv receivers on eBay (RCA DRD-435, about $1 plus s/h, woohoo) 
> and use a serial cable to control them (oh and I needed to order an access 
> card for them another $20 each).
> The DirecTivo doesn't have a serial *input* for channel changing.  You would 
> need to use an IR blaster.  Also, you would only be able to use one of the 
> tuners as you can only *watch* one thing at a time on the DTiVo.
> -- David
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>   http://mythhd.info
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