[mythtv-users] MythTV, Hauppauge PVR 250 and Scientific, Atlanta 3250 Cable box from Cox cable

Chris Mcnally mcnallychris at pobox.com
Fri Mar 9 15:14:00 UTC 2007

> From: <jnhannah at cox.net>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] MythTV, Hauppauge PVR 250 and Scientific
> 	Atlanta 3250 Cable box from Cox cable
> I have bought an older Hauppauge PVR 250 TV card on EBay, and I have a Scientific Atlanta digital cable box from Cox Cable in Arizona.
> I do also have an ATI Wonder remote control.
> I was wondering if anybody could possibly offer any guidance on how to hook up the cable box to the TV card/PC so that I can schedule recordings where the channel needs to change on the cable box.
> I have found many excellent guides on how to set up MythTV, but where I am a little unclear is how to essentially control the cable box.
> kind regards,
> Jeremy


You will use an IR blaster and two lirc daemons to change channels. There is some guidance in the wiki: 



I have set up a Scientific Atlanta 3250 to my PVR 250 using both the cable from the Set Top Box(STB) into the 250, as well as using the Svideo out and audio out from the SA 3250 into the Svideo in and audio in of the 250. If you use standard def TV it's straight forward. 

In order to change channels on the STB I bought an IR blaster ( http://www.irblaster.info/ ) but if you search gossamer (http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/) you will find some talk of this more costly but easier to set up Myth Blaster. ( http://www.mytvstore.com/product_id_004.html )

If you are using Fedora then there are links to easy set up instructions for running 2 lirc daemons, one to accept input from your Hauppauge remote and one to send signals to the SA3250. 

If you are using the ATI remote instead of the Hauppauge, then perhaps it is even easier, The wiki has instructions for setting up that Remote and notes that your kernel may have support for this remote already. I personally have not done it, hopefully we will hear from others who have.




Chris M.

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