[mythtv-users] question/set top box
sgowrisanker at gmail.com
Sat Jul 25 15:44:07 UTC 2009
THanks for the reply. Just to be clear that I understand this correctly...
1. Wall to stb to pvr150
2. have stb on ch 3
3. get IR blaster. connect IR blaster to STB or to PVR150? I have a
remote that came with PVR150. Should I use that? I also have a USB IR
blaster that I can use. Now will this usb IR blaster go on stb or the
4. I deleted everything and restarting. Right now I have set it with
schedules direct (wall/stb/pvr150 and stb is on ch3) and doing a
Will keep post back as to how it goes.
On 07/25/2009 11:26 AM, Mike Perkins wrote:
> Srinivas Gowrisanker wrote:
>> On 07/25/2009 11:01 AM, Marc Randolph wrote:
>>> Gowrisanker<sgowrisanker at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Few days back I changed my cable service provider (to verizon FioS)
>>>> and now
>>>> I have connected the set-top box to my PVR150 coax input. I am not
>>>> able to
>>>> scan any channels successfully. THe input connections have "no
>>>> "schedule direct" and EIT.
>>>> How do I configure mythtv directly conneted to the stb?
>>> But mythtv isn't connected directly to the stb, correct? There is a
>>> PVR150 between the two. The coax output of the FioS box is likely
>>> always one channel (3?) and they intend on you changing channels on
>>> the FioS stb.
>>> There was a discussion just a few days ago about FioS. With at least
>>> some FioS boxes, seems people are successful not only channel
>>> changing, but also retrieving video directly from it via firewire.
> > Here is how the connection is
> > coax from wall to stb to PVR150 (all using coax).
> > I signed up for schedules direct, did a mythfilldabase (successful)
> > when I try to watch TV I only get noise (no actual video).
> > So I cannot use coax? Only firewire?
> > How about not using stb at all? Straight from the wall to the PVR150.
> > My stb has s-video, series port, usb but no firewire.
> > My PVR only has s-video and coax
> > Any thoughts would be helpful. I will also search for the posts you
> > talking about.
> > THanks
> > Jimmy
> To "scan for channels" you are asking the tuner to find out which
> channels it can see. The only channel your pvr150 can see will
> probably be 3 (see above). You are not connecting myth directly to
> your stb, so it can't tune the stb. If you want to do that, you'll
> have to investigate firewire.
> What you are doing now should be fine, but you'll also have to get an
> IR blaster so that myth can change the channel on the set top box.
> You'd get a better signal quality if you used an s-video cable from
> stb to pvr150 instead of coax.
> You don't have to scan for channels in any case, if you're using
> Schedules Direct.
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