[mythtv-users] TBS2603 HDMI to Ethernet Questions (IPTV)

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Wed Dec 12 15:05:07 UTC 2018

On 2018-12-12 8:16 a.m., Gerald Brandt wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a TBS2603, and it seems to be working fine, generating video 
> with good quality.
> The mythtv IPTV encoder page has scripts for using the encoder with 
> mythtv, but those scripts look fairly complex. They power up and down 
> the cable box, etc. I have a (partially) working system by having only 
> a start recording script that does nothing more than change the 
> channel using 6200ch. Am I missing something? Should it be more 
> complex than what I have in place?
> I did need a lock file in the start recording script, since mythtv 28 
> seemed to call the script twice, which messed up with channel changing.
> The problem I am having is with LiveTV. I use Kodi for my frontends, 
> and it gets a channel unavailable a lot with the TBS2603, but not with 
> my HDPVR. Can anyone imagine a reason for this? I'll be testing the 
> mythfrontend today.
> Thanks,
> Gerald

Just upgraded to 29.1, and channel changing/livetv all works fantastic. 

If I go to channel 227, my script gets sent channel 888, which is 
non-existant. What is going on? I pass %CHANID% into the script. It 
looks like %CHANID% is not the actual channel number to change to.


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