[mythtv-users] Equipment needed for DishTv to Myth

Scott Smith pickle136 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jul 15 19:05:55 UTC 2010

From: Jim Morton <Jim at Morton.hrcoxmail.com>
To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Thu, July 15, 2010 2:55:27 PM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Equipment needed for DishTv to Myth

Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 7/14/2010 07:35, Jim Morton wrote:
>> In other words - If I have 3 STBs all in different rooms from the backend what 
>>are the options for connecting STB -> PVR and PVR -> Myth without running 25 
>>feet USB and IR transmitter cables?
> MythTV expects to have dedicated access to the hardware it wants to use.  If 
>you are using the STB manually, and MythTV tries to record from it, you may run 
>into problems.  Is there any reason you can't move all your STBs into one room 
>with the existing backend?
No reason that I can think of. That's probably the way to go, it's just not 
something I had considered. I can't remember the last time anyone here watched 
live tv so I don't think we'll be using the STBs manually. Thanks for the 

-- Jim Morton 

You could still watch live tv with a consolidated backend still work if each 
frontend has a lirc compatible device (and the backend had lirc compatible 
Right? (or are you referring to watching live directly through the STB)
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