[mythtv-users] HD Homerun Prime Scripting

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Sat Oct 15 17:37:09 UTC 2011

On 10/15/2011 9:43 AM, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> 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.

Okay, so when you use a HDHR6 in a single CableCard configuration it 
really is just like a HDHR3-CC + a classic HDHR. Just prettier 
physically plus you can rack mount it.

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