[mythtv-users] New HD HomeRun problem

R. G. Newbury newbury at mandamus.org
Wed Mar 4 02:11:37 UTC 2009

jk90090 wrote:
> Yan Seiner wrote:
>>>> At least on my system (0.21) myth uses a broadcast to locate the HDHR.
>>>> Maybe once it's up it uses the IP address, but at least for the first
>>>> detection it uses the 0xFFFFFFFF ID for the HDHR, which I'm assuming is
>>>> some sort of "Hey HDHR, Wake up and tell me where you are" call.
>>> How would that work if you had more than one HDHR? I can see potential
>>> problems.
>> I only have one....  But myth allows you to put in a specific address.  I
>> thought this was an IP address but apparently it's some sort of magic
>> cookie coded into each HDHR.
>> Anyone know more?
> I'm guessing, but it looks right:  It has to do with the MAC address of 
> the unit.   00:18:DD:ab:cd:ef
>  for a unit with ID : 1abcdefB  , where the '1' and the 'B' probably 
> relate to revision or something.

No. The device ID and MAC are not related that way. At least on my unit.


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