[mythtv-users] Dish Network and MythTV

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 30 20:36:45 EST 2005

On 11/30/05 17:29, William wrote:

>>I am thinking about switching from cable to satellite and I 
>>have a few 
>>questions.  For specific reasons, I am interested in Dish 
>>Network only.  
>>Is there a tuner card that will allow me to use MythTV with 
>>Dish Network 
>>(preferred) or do I have to use the infrared port?  If the latter, is 
>>there a more reliable serial port?
>Pretty much the only reliable way to change channels with dish is with a
>commercial ir blaster. With 2 of the myblaster devices and 2 receivers I
>have have not noticed any instances of it missing a channel change in about
>3 years of use.
My success story (2 years reliable operation) is with a homebrew LIRC 
"improved transmitter."  ( http://lirc.org/improved_transmitter.html )


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