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

jim scott jimdscott at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 23:25:10 UTC 2006

Great, Nick! Thanks a lot.

On 9/8/06, Nick <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/09/06, jim scott <jimdscott at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> Yes it is - as long as you have a way of controlling the two boxes
> independently, such as with 2 IR blasters, or 2 serial connections.
> Some boxes allow you to change the IR codeset that they use, so that
> you can use a single IR blaster with a different LIRC config for each
> box. Other boxes do not allow this and so you must use 2 separate
> blasters.
> A typical setup would require:
> i) add your capture card(s) in mythtv-setup
> ii) create a video source that contains the channels available from
> DirecTV, ensuring that the frequency (freqid) field contains the
> channel numbers for your DirecTV channels (this is the value that the
> IR blaster script uses to change channels on the set top box)
> iii) in Input Connections, attach the DirecTV source to the two
> baseband (S-Video/composite) inputs on your capture card(s) you will
> use for recording. Attach a channel change script to each of these
> inputs (each script must control one of the IR blasters separately
> from the other). Also ensure the starting channel is valid.
> iv) if the DirecTV boxes are in close proximity, you may need to
> shield the IR blasters so that there are no stray IR signals that
> could affect the other box
> v) grab your program listings and then fire up the backend
> Nick
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