[mythtv-users] MythTV/Dish Network Setup

Rajiv Ranjan rranjan7 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 1 16:48:30 UTC 2007

I use my MythTV box with Direct TV. I use S Video output from my Dish
Network Receiver D10 into the S Video input of my PVR 250 in my myth box. I
have another audio cable connecting my PVR audio input to the audio output
of D10 receiver.

Make sure to use S Video option in the MythTV setup which is set to Tuner by

On 1/1/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Jan 1, 2007, at 5:54 AM, Paul M Done wrote:
> > I am new to mythTV and would like to use it to replace a second
> > television (not HD) connected to a Dish Network receiver. I am using a
> > Hauppauge 150 and remove the coax cable that goes directly into the TV
> > and replace this into the capture card. I do not get video and
> > think it
> > is a configuration problem.
> > Does anybody have experience with this or resources I can use to make
> > this work?
> > Thanks, Paul
> I guess you are new, and Happy New year :-)
> Well first, Myth does not "replace" a TV set, but I know what you
> mean :-)
> From what you describe you are trying to get the RF output of a DISH
> receiver into your PVR card. Given that scenario you would have to
> set your card to receive on channel 2/3 all the time.
> But that's not the best way to connect a satellite receiver. You
> should use either the composite or the S-Video and the baseband
> audio. (as was said earlier by Michael Tiller).
> But you will still have to tune the receiver using an IR blaster of
> some sort. Some DirecTV receivers can be serially controlled, but all
> DISH receivers require IR control (or RF, on the second channel of
> the dual-mode receivers).
> The best resources are the most obvious:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> You don't mention what distro, Myth version etc. you are using. Most
> problems with Myth turn out to be with the underlying OS or drivers
> and not really Myth itself. Best bet is to prove out the hardware
> using more basic software and then attempt a Myth installation.
> You might also consider one of the all-in-ones like MythDora or
> KnoppMyth, if you are new to Linux as well as Myth.
> Basically you have a lot of reading ahead in the New Year, I envy
> you :-)
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