[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime Scripting

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sat Oct 15 16:43:42 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 11:09, Kirk Bocek wrote:
> On 10/14/2011 10:37 AM, Kirk Bocek wrote:
>> I'm considering writing a script to use my new HD Homerun Prime to help
>> maintain the virtual to physical channel maps on my classic HDHRs which
>> I am still using.
>> I spent a few minutes playing with hdhomerun_config and it really
>> wouldn't be all that hard to tune a virtual channel on the prime,
>> extract out the physical frequency and program ID being used and then
>> check and possibly reset the mplexid and serviceid settings for my
>> classic HDHRs.
>> Has anyone already done anything like this? Don't want to reinvent the
>> wheel here.
> Here's a question for you HDHR6-CC owners. If you install only one
> CableCard, can you tune virtual channels on the non-CableCard side of
> the device? That is, is the virtial channel information shared between
> the CableCard-enabled side of the device and the non-CableCard-enabled side?

No.  The HDHR6 is nothing more than HDHR3 boards stuffed into a single 
chassis with a shared internal power supply.  They do not communicate 
with each other.  They have their own separate ethernet lines and tuning 
adapters.  They use their own cablecard, even though a single 
multi-stream card is capable of supporting six tuners.

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