[mythtv-users] Cable or dish

Mike Gibson megibson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 17 22:11:29 UTC 2010

On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM, jedi <jedi at mishnet.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 12:12:57PM -0700, Mike Gibson wrote:
>> Hi, I've been using MythTV for awhile on regular OTA for a while now.
>> I'm currently using a pcHDTV HD-5500.  My setup is dead simple now
>> with just an antenna plugged into the HD-5500.  I don't record analog
>> anything.  It's all digital.
>> My wife now wants to get some form of cable, dish, or some paid TV
>> service.  I have absolutely no experience with this.  The only time
>> I've had cable is when I lived in an apartment and it was provided via
>> the "magic plug" on the wall.  I've never dealt with a set top box or
>> anything like it.
>> So I'm looking for any recommendations on what sort of service to get.
>>  We're not picky, just want more channels.  What is going to make this
>> process as easy as possible?  I'd like to just be able to unplug the
>> antenna and plug in the "magic plug", update my channel setup and be
>> off and running.  IR blasters and so forth scare me a bit so I'd like
>> to avoid that.  A set top box is ok with me as long as it's easy to
>    DTV might have an edge here since there are a number of us that
> subscribe to DirecTV and use the USB/serial port to control the
> reciever instead of an IR blaster.

How do I go about recording HD this way?  Do I need more hardware?  I
don't see any outputs on the DirecTV box that I can connect to my
HD-5500 for HD even if I can solve the channel changing problem.


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