[mythtv-users] New MythTV configuration

David Frager dbfrager at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 14:47:37 UTC 2009

Thanks for the reply.

I looked at the newer FiOS STB (QIP 7100/7200), and there is a IEEE 1394
interface available.

Can MythTV be configured to control the STB, as well as record both SD and
HD off of this interface?

On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 9:19 PM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:

> On Monday 23 February 2009 20:13:54 David Frager wrote:
> > I am been playing with a HTPC for a while, primarily for music and some
> > home video storage.  I now want to get a little more serious in the area
> of
> > video capture.
> >
> > I use Verizon FiOS for my TV feed, and am looking for a good way to
> > incorporate my MythTV PC.  My current system use a PVR-150 capture card
> and
> > I have VGA output.  I plan to upgrade to support HD (1080i) in/out.  I am
> > looking for recommendations on how to enable the PC to control the STB.
> >
> > Any suggestions or pointers to references would be greatly appreciated.
> I don't know anything about FIOS, though I would love to.
> If you control the STB with an IR remote then you can probably use an IR
> blaster to control it. Most simple blasters these days use LIRC and a
> serial
> port on the computer.
> If you are lucky and have a serial or USB port on the STB then you might
> look
> into that, but most cable TV and satellite STBs are controlled with
> blasters.
> Look through the archives here for LIRC or blaster, but you will get
> flooded.
> Try looking at :
> http://www.lirc.org/
> And/or the MythTV WiKi.
> --
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