[mythtv-users] Equipment needed for DishTv to Myth

Ajay Sharma ajayrockrock at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 21:31:11 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 2:26 PM, Jim Morton <Jim at morton.hrcoxmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All!
> I've had a myth setup for a little over a year now. Currently I have 2 HDHRs
> hooked up to an antenna so I'm only getting OTA local channels. I'm looking
> real hard at adding the basic DishTv service so I can get TNT and ESPN. With
> a DishTv STB would I use another HDHR or would I need an HD-PVR? DishTv will
> supply me up to 3 STBs at no extra charge so I'm thinking I'll have access
> to 3 new tuners but I'm not sure what needs to sit between the myth backend
> and the STBs...

You'll need an ir transmitter to change channels since dish doesn't
have firewire.  And you'll need a HD-PVR for each STB that you want to
record off of.

I believe the HD-PVR can handle the ir transmitter part but those
drivers aren't in lirc just yet.  Jarod will correct me if I'm wrong.


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