[mythtv-users] Firewire channel change

Jerry Rubinow jerrymr at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 16:42:47 UTC 2012

On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM, Ken Mink <ken.mink at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/5/12 9:29 AM, Greg Woods wrote:
>> On Sun, 2012-11-04 at 16:21 -0500, Peter Bennett (cats22) wrote:
>>> ___________________
>>> If you are on Comcast you may have problems tuning the STB with
>>> Firewire. I was unable to get channel changing through firewire to work
>> I doubt that it matters who the cable company is. What matters is what
>> type of set top box you have. I have Comcast with two completely
>> different STBs, and firewire channel changing works fine for me with
>> both of them.
>> Most STBs are either Motorola or Scientific Atlantic. The Motorola ones
>> will likely work with "6200ch". I used "mythchanger" for the Scientific
>> Atlanta box.
>> --Greg
> I'm working on getting a SA3250HD from TWC working with a HD-PVR. I've
> been using the sa3250ch channel changer. My problem is that most of the
> channels I want are >1000 and sa3250ch doesn't handle 4 digit channels.
> Does any one know of a firewire channel changer for the SA3250HD that
> handles 4-digit channels. I've tried getting in and tinkering with the
> source, but I haven't had much success.

Did you try sending the channel as discrete keypresses, using the -s option
of sa3250ch?

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