[mythtv-users] Equipment needed for DishTv to Myth

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Jul 15 20:35:23 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 11:34:36AM -0400, 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?

...besides it all turning into a big mess and leaving you wishing you had an 
entirely separate room to act as a dedicated nothing-else-but-machines sort of 
server room, nothing really.

   OTOH, having slave recorders next to TVs mean that you've got a manual
override for your TV setup should you ever think you need it. Otherwise, 
stuff just chugs along by itself not being bothered necessarily and looking
much like any other set of wires and components under a TV.

   I went to a distributed setup myself after I had a centralized one and
decided it wasnt' all it was cracked up to be.

   Recievers, KVM switches, IR blasters, serial control cables, excessively
long component cables, long runs of coax...

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