[mythtv-users] new (old) directv channel change script

matt lutz myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 15:53:45 UTC 2007

Thought I'd share this with the list....

I have a d10-200 directv box that I use for analog capture.  3 years ago I
used to use a small c program to change the channel on my d10-200 STB.
Directv then pushed a new firmware out that made changing channels under 100
break with that script, and I had to move over to the well known
directv.plscript.  This script worked well, but took a while to change
the channels,
making live TV unbearable, but recordings were fine.

Anyway - I tried the c program again, and it works.  changing channels is
pretty much instantaneous, and the directv OSD never shows up, which is an
added bonus.  live-tv is watchable again.

Anyway, here's the original post with instructions & source code:


Keep in mind that at some point, directv could push firmware that breaks it
again.  For me though it's worth the risk.

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