[mythtv-users] Most reliable cable channel changer?
adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 13:31:01 UTC 2006
On 10/26/06, Nick Bartos <spam1001 at 2thebatcave.com> wrote:
> I have comcast and use the 6200ch program to change the channels on my HD
> receiver via firewire. It is a bit annoying as several (maybe about 1 in
> 20) channel changing attempts fails (I am using the latest 1394 libs and
> 2.6.18 kernel, but I have used older versions over the past few months
> with the same results). I have used the -v flag for adding more to the
> logs, but as far as the logs go the 6200ch program thinks it is changing
> the channel successfully.
> A few months ago I tried one of the comcast non-high def receivers that
> used a DB9 serial to change the channels (I don't remember the model, or
> exactly which program I used), but the failure rate was much higher
> (probably 50% or so).
> I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations on which receivers work
> best and which channel changers to use. Everything is encoded via svideo
> (adaptec hardware mpeg2 encoders) so a high def receiver is really
> overkill, I only use them since they are more reliable than the other one
> I tested.
> Has anyone achieved 100% (or close) accuracy when changing channels on a
> cable box? If so what cable box was it and what channel changer did you
> Any help is appreciated. At first this didn't annoy me as much but now
> I'm missing a few shows that I really did want to watch. It's _almost_
> enough to drive me to going back to a tivo.
when I had a DCT2524 I got 100% channel change over the DB9 connection.
My DCT6200 I get about 99%, I think in the few months I've had it I've
missed 2 shows due to incorrect channel change. What I do get though
is, that if Comcast resets the box, causing it to go to channel1,
6200ch can't change the channel. I also occasionally get the Music
menu thingy pop up (mostly on GolTV or FSE), which stays for about
30seconds before disappearing.
have you tried both 6200ch's channel changing methods?
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