[mythtv-users] Firewire channel changing and Switched Digital Video?
mythtv at cox.net
Sat Dec 1 16:04:45 UTC 2018
On 11/27/18 9:53 AM, Greg wrote:
> When Mythtv makes a channel change I can see the stb change channel's.
> The problem is if the channel is a switched digital video channel, I get
> a warning saying the channel isn't available or press "C" to continue..
> I use firewire for changing channels (6200ch),it works great for
> that,but for some reason the channel won't switch on the video and I get
> a recording of Spectrum logo... It works fine for channels that aren't
> Is there a solution for this? Is there someway to send a keep alive
I don't use firewire because I was having issues like this with my
provider. If I record 2 or 3 shows back-to-back, my provider will pop-up
a message indicating I need to press a button to continue.
So, my solution was to use an IR blaster to simulate a human is present
to satisfy my provider. My noop/keep alive solution is to send a single
"0" character and then press "enter" on the remote. This has the effect
of doing almost nothing (basically starts the OSD on the cable box, so I
then press "Exit" to turn off the OSD).
Maybe something similar will work for you?
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