[mythtv-users] Automatically send SD or HD to HDPVR

Matt Emmott memmott at gmail.com
Mon May 11 17:19:20 UTC 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Christopher Meredith <chmeredith at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Sat, May 9, 2009 at 1:20 PM, Michael Craven
> <mcraven at zone4solutions.com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure if this is of interest to anybody but I wrote a simple C app
> > this week that polls the HDPVR and returns a vaule depending on whether
> the
> > external tuner is outputting and SD (480) or HD (720) format signal. I
> then
> > integrated this in my channel change script to have myth automatically
> set
> > the external tuner output to match the format of the scheduled show. (ie
> no
> > point in capturing HD for and SD program)
> >
> > If this might help anybody, I'd be happy to share and give something back
> to
> > the community.
> I would love this too. Is it as stable as forcing 720p output all the time?
> _______________________________________________

That sounds awesome! One question, how are you changing channels? It sounds
like the channel changer is talking to the HDPVR but everything I've read
thus far leads me to believe I need my channel changer to control my STB
directly. Am I mistaken?
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