[mythtv-users] Can Myth be configured to control two separate

jim scott jimdscott at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 20:22:23 UTC 2006

Thanks for the reply, Chuck.

I've got a dual LNB dish and 2 DirecTV boxes. I'm assuming I would have to
configure MythTV to control each of my 2 DirecTV set top boxes if I want to
be able to record one channel why watching another. I just don't know if
that's even possible.

On 9/8/06, Charles H. Chapman <ccmail at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> > Hi, all. I'm getting ready to build my first MythTV box. I
> > would prefer a
> > dual input system, but I'm a DirecTV subscriber. If I
> > understand what I've
> > read so far, I would need to have some way to allow Myth to control 2
> > different set top boxes. I would have to use either IR
> > blaster or a direct
> > serial connection according to the
> > FAQ<http://www.mythtv.org/docs/mythtv-HOWTO-23.html#ss23.27>.
> > Can one Myth box be configured to control 2 separate set top boxes?
> This is off topic from your original question but are you aware that you
> can't simply use a splitter to tee two DirecTV boxes off the same coax
> coming from your DirecTV dish?  You have to have a separate coax running
> from each DirecTV box to an LNB on your dish (OR an associated multiswitch
> that is connected to both LNBs).  A detailed explanation of this is given
> here:
> http://www.hometech.com/learn/dss.html
> Chuck
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