[mythtv-users] Comcast and Firewire 5c

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Tue Jan 10 18:01:33 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-01-10 at 09:41 -0500, Steve Adeff wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 January 2006 06:39, Yeechang Lee wrote:
> > On second thought, I realized that Ian's shell script won't help me in
> > my particular desire to find channels Zap2It doesn't know about. This
> > is because the cable box, when tuned to a nonexistent channel, won't
> > change channels. The script has no way of knowing this and thus thinks
> > the "new" channel is working (Because, after all, the MPEG-2 signal is
> > still coming over, right?).
> Yes, though I don't see how using the channel+ button on your cable box remote 
> along with writing down on a notepad (or typing into a text file) would take 
> all that much longer than 20minutes if you write the station names down, less 
> if you just write down which channel #'s you get. From there you can check 
> 5C.

True, but if one is going to do that, it's better not to use the remote
if one has more than one cable box.  (I have 3 stacked atop one


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