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

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Dec 14 15:23:04 UTC 2018



On 12/14/18 10:09 AM, 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
>>
>>
> I've been running a week now with flawless encoding, channel changing, 
> livetv, etc.
>
> Just to summarize my TBS2603 install:
>
>
> - MythTV 29 works WAY better than 28. If you use this device, I'd say 
> your minimum install 29
>
> - the Wiki page is overly complicated because the scripts power up and 
> down the STB. If you don't do that, you only need a recording started 
> script.
If you have a power outage, will the STB come on again when power is 
restored? I used to do recordings via a STB and I included power on/off 
code to handle the problem of a power outage, because the STB would not 
come on after power was restored.

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