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

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Tue May 25 00:41:59 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 5:05 PM, Nick Rout <nick.rout at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Just my thoughts. Thanks for the question.
> Yes you'd need two stb's and two hdpvrs to capture two shows at once,
> but you would get decent scheduling.
> Your suggestion to get myth to completely operate your DVR seems
> fraught with a few problems to me. I don't know what the UI is on the
> DVR, but how do you choose what to record? Seems to me you are likely
> to go through a few menus and make choices based on what you see. EG
> to record 'Lost' is a different sequence of keypresses to recording
> 'The Daily Show' - quite how you would ensure that your IR blaster got
> to the correct place in the menus is hard to imagine. I guess the
> problem is that the myth system has no feedback to tell it "ok you
> have 'Lost' highlighted in the EPG, now press the record button."

Good question. There are two things I had in mind:

1) I'm assuming that Schedules Direct can give me my listings. If it
can't then I'm in big trouble.

2) There is a realtime 'record' button on the remote. If the DVR is
tuned to the channel of interest then it records until the end of the
scheduled program as per the DirecTV listing on the channel that's
currently tuned. There are no menus. Just one button on the remote.

In my mind I'm assuming the SD/Myth and DTV DVR listings are in sync
so Myth would need to:

1) Power on the DVR box
2) Tune to the channel of interest
3) Hit 'record'.

Again, I'm not thinking of Myth 'programming' the DVR - more that Myth
would just 'drive' the DVR in real time much like it does currently
with my HDHR.

I hope that's clear enough to at least converse about a bit more.


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