[mythtv-users] HD-PVR Channel Changing Inquiry (resolved)

Larry K lunchtimelarry at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 02:25:18 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 11:14 AM, Larry K <lunchtimelarry at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> You will need to upgrade your kernel to the latest one currently
> >> available in updates, There was a flub when I
> >> restored the hdpvr-ir-enable patch in earlier kernels after it got
> >> accidentally dropped sometime after the initial f12 release, which I
> >> finally fixed properly in that kernel (just triple-checked that its
> >> working here a few seconds ago). Then you should be able to get a bit
> >> more verbose dmesg, and more importantly, a working device. ;)
> >>
> >
> > Jarod, you are da man! That did the trick!.  Once I upgraded my kernel,
> > progress went pretty smoothly.  Maybe I'll update the wiki to reflect
> that
> > is really not the minimum kernel that is required.  I wasted a
> lot
> > of time and energy and I sure don't wish that on anyone.
> Yeah, its been a bit rocky, I haven't had time to keep on top of
> everything.
> > When I ran the send_power_new script, I noticed that several codes worked
> > with my DCX3200.  Even some of the satellite codes (1_29 and 1_39, I
> > think).  For cable codes, I think 0_80 through 0_85 all worked.  I just
> > randomly picked 0_85, I think it was.  Not sure if there is any reason to
> > pick one over the other?
> Probably not. Almost all Motorola boxes use pretty much the same
> codes, only minor differences here and there, so far as I've seen.
> > Per your recommendation, I dumped lirc_i2c in favor of just lirc_zilog,
> so
> > now my OFA remote control commands are picked up by the HD-PVR receiver,
> > which I suppose will be OK.  It did seem to be more sluggish to respond,
> as
> > compared to the IR receiver on my old PVR-250.  Does this make sense?
> Still
> > contemplating whether to stick with this, or try to go back to the more
> > responsive IR receiver.  One thing I never tried is using the IR receiver
> on
> > my HDHR.  I guess I have several options.  I welcome any comments or
> advice
> > on this.
> I'd forgot about reports of sluggishness w/the hdpvr receiver. Hrm.
> Something I'll have to look at shortly. You could certainly take a
> crack at running dual lircd instances with both lirc_zilog and
> lirc_i2c loaded up. I hope to improve lirc_zilog Real Soon Now though.
> FYI, I switched to firewire channel changing, so I am back to lirc_i2c and
my old PVR-250 as an IR receiver.  Things seems  to be working pretty well
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