[mythtv-users] Dish Network, MythTV not recording - Part 2

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 01:18:21 UTC 2008

On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 8:02 PM, Rodney Myers <rdmyers at mtpalomar.net> wrote:
> On Aug 10, 2008, at 6:12 AM, Rodney Myers wrote:
>> On Aug 9, 2008, at 7:31 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>> You need to connect you STB to your PVR card via RCA cables or
>>>> S-video.  Then set up a IR Blaster to change the channels on the STB.
>>>> Then change you input connections so your Dish box is connected to the
>>>> appropriate input.
>>> Or, if nothing else, just put /bin/true in for your channel change
>>> script for the video source in mythtv-setup.  Then, the channel change
>>> will not fail (but will do exactly nothing--so you'll see the need for
>>> the IR transmitter).
>>> Mike
>> Thank you. I will run mythtv-setup again, and set it to the above.
> It took me about 30 minutes, to find the correct place to input this info.
> Now that I have attempted to record on a higher numbered channel, nothing in
> the log files, "Backend Status" claims to be recording, and away we go.
> Many thanks.
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So you plan on turning the channel manually to the show you want to
record everytime?  Kinda defeats the purpose of a DVR.  Plus a huge
hassle.  Getting an IR blaster will actually unleash the power of
MythTV or DVR of anykind.

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