[mythtv-users] Maybe a slightly different usage model for Myth with DirecTV encrypted HD?

Bill Bogstad bogstad at pobox.com
Tue May 25 00:16:38 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 8:08 PM, George Mari
<george_mythusers at mari1938.org> wrote:
> On 05/24/2010 06:48 PM, Mark Knecht wrote:
>> I was wondering over the weekend whether there would be any problem
>> with using MythTV simply as a scheduler/controller vs a DVR?
> [deleted]
>> Are others doing this already?
> I've not heard of anyone doing this, and I don't think (but don't know for
> sure) that you could configure MythTV to do this.  If you setup a dummy
> tuner somehow (again, not sure if this is even possible) MythTV would get
> suspicious when there was no file being deposited into the recording
> directory, and I'm guessing it would break all kinds of things.

I haven't bothered to delete some of the recently encrypted chanels
from my clear-QAM setup so I'm getting zero length/non-existent files
for everything on those channels.   The rest of MythTV doesn't seem to

Bill Bogstad

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