[mythtv-users] question/set top box

Srinivas Gowrisanker 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:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 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 
>>>> grabber",
>>>> "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) 
> but
> > 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 
> were
> > 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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