[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Channel Changing Inquiry
johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 21:24:20 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 11:22 AM, Kenneth Emerson
> <kenneth.emerson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 7:50 AM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Since Comcast hosed pretty much all my unencrypted QAM (except the
>>> networks, of course), I just picked up an HD-PVR, another STB, and have been
>>> reading through all the materials I can find.
>>> On this wiki -> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR
>> A lot depends on what STB Comcast gave you.
> I have the Motorola DCX3200 HD box. It comes with an IR remote.
I have this box too and I record using HD-PVR but I channel change
using 6200c over firewire.
It's your MythTv install and therefore your decision.
>> People on this list seem to have had good luck using firewire to change
>> channels on STB's (as do I). If your STB has a firewire port AND it is
>> enabled I'd suggest you look at 6200ch which AFAIK is included in the mythtv
>> packages (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV_External_Channel_Changer)
>> or try mythchanger (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/majoridiot). Personally I use
>> mythchanger because it produced better debug for me to understand what was
>> going on when I was attempting to record over the firewire. I since gave up
>> that goal and purchased an HDPVR, as you did.
> I guess my question is, given my STB, should I pursue channel changing with
> the HD-PVR builtin IR blaster, since my STB can respond to IR commands, or
> should I go with a channel changing script, which I assume requires a
> firewire connection? It's not clear to me if the myth - HD-PVR USB
> connection is just to receive content, or if that is bi-directional and can
> support commands to the HD-PVR as well. For instance, the HDHR I have uses
> the Ethernet connection bidirectionally, both to receive channel change
> commands, and to dump content back on the wire for myth to pick up.
>> If you cannot get the firewire to work (BTW, if it has a firewire port but
>> is not enabled, I'd try complaining to Comcast first) you'd have to go the
>> way of an IR blaster. There has been a lot of discussion on this list on
>> getting the HD-PVR blaster to work. You'll need to search the list. But
>> firewire is the way to go if possible. Very reliable and easy. My entry
>> for the script is:
>> mythchanger -c and mythtv fills in the channel.
>> Good luck.
>> -- Ken E.
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