[mythtv-users] Myth with Dish Network / DirectTV ?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Wed Dec 16 21:01:18 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 16 December 2009 01:10:29 pm Mark Knecht wrote:

>    I'm wondering how well satellite TV works these days? They say they
> have the local channels. They supply everything I need. I don't care
> much about HD so my recording is pretty easy technology wise.

I've been using DISH for a couple of years with good results, with SD only. I 
use the S-Video output of a 722 DISH receiver into a PVR-150.

Controlling the receiver can be a chore. I use an old MyBlaster and have 
never had any problems.

Some DTV receivers can be controlled directly (no pun intended) with a 
serial cable, all of the DISH receivers need an IR blaster of some sort to 
change channels.

The only way to record HD from satellite is to use an HD-PVR, but you said 
you're not interested in that.

If all you want is SD, satellite should work fine for you, the hardest part 
will be getting an IR blaster set up, but it's do-able.

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