[mythtv-users] Adding channels for my HD-PVR

Kenneth Emerson kenneth.emerson at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 23:26:33 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:

> OK, so I upgraded to 0.22 on Mythbuntu 9.10 today and it went fairly
> smoothly.  I can capture from my HD-PVR using "cat /dev/video0 > <filename>"
> so the kernel sees it.  I added the HD-PVR as a tuner card, but I'm a little
> unsure how to tie the channels from my cable box to it.  So, can anyone give
> me some pointers with the following:
> 1) I have a lot of my channels in my SchedulesDirect lineup that I can only
> get from my cable box (originally I wanted to capture them over Firewire).
>  How do I get these channels into Myth?  I may have had them once but used
> the channel editor to remove them since I could never get Firewire to work.
>  Do I have to make a new Input connection for them?
> 2) When I added the HD-PVR, I put in "/usr/bin/6200ch" as the channel
> change script.  I realized that I don't have 6200ch.  I know I can compile
> it so that's not a problem.  Is "/usr/bin/6200ch" enough to have on that
> command line, or are there other parameters that I need to pass in?
> Thanks for any help.
> Harry
> What I did was to create a new line-up in SD using my cable providers
> digital package (Mediacom - Digital).  I then eliminated the channels that
> were known to not work (on the SD web site) plus the ones I'd never watch
> (ie HSN, etc.).  You then reference this line-up on the Input Connection
> screen of mythtv-setup for the particular input you are using on the HD-PVR
> (probably component for HD).  Click on the "Get channels from source" button
> once you have selected your line-up.  Do not try to scan.  Since you are
> using the HD-PVR, you probably are not sharing this line-up with any other
> tuner device.  If you are, I do not know how you would disable some channels
> for a particular input (but I suspect there is a way).  I have three
> line-ups on SD: LocalBroadcast (antenna), Cable (NTSC/clear QAM), and
> DigitalCable (HD-PVR).  Only the HD-PVR uses the DigitalCable line-up.  I
> would also recommend that you use the mythchanger application.  It doesn't
> require knowing what firewire port you are using.  You would enter the
> command as "mythchanger -c ".  Hope this helps.

-- Ken
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