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

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Thu Nov 12 05:00:30 UTC 2009

Harry Devine wrote:
> Kenneth Emerson wrote:
>> On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 4:40 PM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net 
>> <mailto: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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> I got the Lineup stuff worked out, so thanks for that tip.  As for the 
> channel changing, I was able to get the 6200ch application to compile 
> and I can run it from the command line to change the channel on my 
> STB.  What do I need to add to the HD-PVR card in mythtv-setup?  Also, 
> my system doesn't seem to have mythchanger, so would you have any more 
> info on what it is or where I get it?
> Thanks,
> Harry
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If your asking where to put the channel changing command,you run 
mythtv-setup..Then access input connections.. Click on hdpvr,then you 
should see External channel command.. There's where you put the path to 
the script that you used to change your STB,,, Mine looks like this 
/usr/local/bin/MyBlaster.pl ...

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