[mythtv-users] new (old) directv channel change script
myth.matt.lutz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 18:37:28 UTC 2007
On 11/30/07, Josh <TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com> wrote:
> 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.
For real? Do you invoke the script in a certain way? Other than "
directv.pl -box-type d10-200 [chan num]" ??
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