[mythtv-users] Sky+ HD channel change script failing

Lawrence Rust lvr at softsystem.co.uk
Wed Nov 23 20:40:04 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-11-23 at 19:55 +0000, Dave Pearson wrote:
> [snip]

> Hi Lawrence,
> I'm not so sure about the Sky+ & Sky +HD boxes using different codes - 
> I'm using the old Sky+ remote and it seems to work perfectly.

Well my Sky+ box doesn't respond to a SkyHD RC and nor does it respond
to an original Sky RC but I haven't tried a SkyHD with a Sky+ RC - YMMV.

> I am, however willing to try changing the scan codes - I'm just not sure 
> what I should be changing ;-( I presume it's in the general.conf file, 
> here's a snippet of mine:

This file looks like it's per distribution.  The codes seem to be
inverted to what I read using my MCE receiver and a patched kernel:

e.g. for a Sky RC I see: POWER 0x0c
For a Sky+: POWER 0xc0c
And with a SkyHD RC: POWER 0x5c0c

I've never tried editing these files by hand before but I would try:
bits            16  # Actually it's RC6A-20 i.e. 20-bit
POWER     0xA3F3
TV_GUIDE  0xA333
i.e. 'or' the complement of 0x5cff to each code.  Maybe adding the extra
bits will break lirc.  If that's a no-go I would generate a new config
file using irrecord:


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