[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR: Photos and link to pre-order

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Fri Apr 4 20:26:19 UTC 2008

Yeechang Lee wrote:
> Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> says:
>> Then when it wants to record, a channel change script you set up
>> that tells the device "I want channel 207."
> FireWire-based channel changes are always rock solid, in my
> experience,[1] even if videostream connections aren't, so I (and, I
> imagine, many others) would still use FireWire for that purpose even
> if I were to shift to this device as opposed to FireWire for the video
> content itself. I would hope MythTV would support such an arrangement
> natively, but if not there's always '6200ch' as long as there's place
> to specify an external channel-change script.
> [1] Minus the occasional dropped digit, but a) they nowadays occur so
> rarely in my experience to not be worth the trouble and b) IR
> blasters' dropped-digit issues are more serious, as I know from my
> TiVo days.

You're assuming I have the ability to change channels with firewire from 
my STB. Of course it would still allow for this. MythTV doesn't care how 
you change channels. It just calls the script you tell it to call and 
waits for a positive response. I was talking specifically about using 
this device and all its functionality.

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