[mythtv-users] Possible to change channels via USB?

Jeff Bryner jeff at jeffbryner.com
Thu Dec 17 18:28:31 UTC 2009

Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> says:

> Does this box have an IEEE-1394 (FireWire) port? If so, you might be able to
> use that for channel changes, even if your cable company encrypts everything
> coming off that port. I've got a Motorola box from which I can extract video
> via FireWire for most channels, but even for the channels that come over that
> port encrypted, I can still use the FireWire port to tune the channel, which
> I then capture via S-Video output to a Hauppauge tuner card.

I'm struggling with firewire off a dch3200. I can get it to change  
channels and stream, but sometimes it dies (one channel is fine, one  
is bad, back to first and it's fine, later it all fails).

How do you do just the channel change via firewire? I'm thinking it's  
time to revert to that and record via my pchdtv tuner card.


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