[mythtv-users] Moving from Cable to Satellite

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Thu Jun 12 16:12:01 UTC 2008

On Jun 12, 2008, at 6:42 AM, Brett Williams wrote:

> I have my MythTV up and working just the way I like it with my local  
> cable company and using a PVR-350.  I just bought, but haven't  
> installed, a PVR-500 so I can have more tuners available.
> With that said, I have been looking at the offers from DirectTV and  
> am really impressed with the savings that I would be able to have by  
> switching to Satellite instead of cable.
> My question is, how do I go about using MythTV through a Satellite  
> receiver?  What would I have to be doing differently than just  
> running the coax from the cable company into my PVR-350?

In addition to the other information you're received (the screensaver  
thing is ONLY Dish. DirecTV doesn't do this), I would say if you get a  
good deal on going HD instead of SD, do it. You will get much better  
quality out of the SVideo port from the HD boxes than the SD boxes.  
Also, the aspect ratio will be 16:9 for most channels out of the HD  
boxes instead of 4:3 on every channel. Then of course you can get  
yourself an HD-PVR or two or three should you decide to go HD and  
those drivers become more mature and integrated into MythTV.

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