[mythtv-users] Use internal channel changer with HD-PVR?
george.galt at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 18:53:02 UTC 2010
On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 6:53 AM, Brian Long <briandlong at gmail.com> wrote:
> As I understand it, the Mythtv integrated firewire channel changer
> works with a variety of STB's including the Motorola 4250HDC.
> However, the only way to specify the internal firewire channel changer
> is to also use firewire as a tuner. I would like to know if there is
> a way of configuring the internal firewire channel changer to work
> with the HD-PVR tuner? If not, has any thought been given to allowing
> the integrated firewire channel changer to be specified on any tuner
> page in mythtv-setup? Some sort of checkbox which would disable the
> external channel changer textbox and enable a drop-box with the
> various internal channel changers would be ideal.
> I imagine some sort of hack could be performed where I specified a
> firewire tuner and never used it, but had an external channel changer
> for the HD-PVR use Mythtv's telnet API to change the firewire channel.
> I've never researched the telnet API, so maybe that functionality
> isn't present, I'm just thinking out loud. :)
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I believe you can specify a program to change channels for a
particular tuner and you can use one of the contributed programs to
change the channel via firewire. I know it works for the Motorola
6200 series. Check out the contrib directory under your MythTV
installation. There is also a bunch of info on the wiki.
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