[mythtv-users] Is there any way to get more than 1 input from a satellite tuner?

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun May 28 12:42:35 UTC 2006

On 05/28/2006 06:46 AM, Chris wrote:
> Dish Network (and probably DirectTV) offers dual 
> receivers in a single box.
> You then need to control each receiver individually and Dish does that 
> by using two remotes, one IR and the other RF.  Managing that with LIRC 
> could get pretty ugly.  It's also possible to have two or more remotes, 
> either IR or RF that are coded differently but that again could make 
> LIRC a challenge.

DISH's dual-tuner receivers will /only/ accept an RF signal for one of 
the tuners.  Therefore, you can't change channels on the RF-only side 
using an IR blaster (so the IR transmitter using multiple remote codes 
only works with multiple DISH receivers).

> The usual way to make 2 or more STBs "pretty" is to use STBs that 
> respond to an RF remote and hide them some place out of sight.  A closet 
> is not a great place because some STBs generate a fair amount of heat 
> and it is unhealthy for them to be stacked in a cluster with limited 
> airflow.

Good luck building an RF transmitter for the system, though...


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