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

Josh TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com
Fri Nov 30 16:33:09 UTC 2007

On Nov 30, 2007 10:53 AM, matt lutz <myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.pl script.  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:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/95415#95415
> Keep in mind that at some point, directv could push firmware that breaks
> it again.  For me though it's worth the risk.
> Thanks,
> Matt
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That script works fine on both of my D10's, but the directv.pl scripts that
I currently have been using for a few years work just as fast on my
particular system. It might be different for others, but in my case it
didn't change the channel any faster.

My $0.02.

josh.zeno at gmail.com
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