[mythtv-users] Where to place satellite receiver?
klk+myth at robotics.caltech.edu
Thu Feb 12 12:54:23 EST 2004
On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 08:28:14PM -0800, Mike Jasper wrote:
> Kristo Kriechbaum wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 11:32:31PM -0800, Mike Jasper wrote:
> >>>>What if you have multiple frontends? Is a single satellite receiver
> >>>>hooked into the backend sufficient to handle two or more PVR-250s that
> >>>>might be operating simultaneously?
> >>>You need one receiver for each PVR-250 that is operating because the
> >>>Satellite receiver is what tunes and decodes the channel for you. In this
> >>>case you'll really just use the PVR-250's S-Video input and control the
> >>>receiver with some sort of external tuner script (configurable in Myth).
> >>Thanks. What if the receiver has two tuners? I'm thinking of the Dish
> >>322 (picture of rear at
> >>), wondering if it could provide input to two PVR-250s simultaneously.
> >>What's not clear to me is whether you need to have two dishes attached
> >>before you can use the two tuners. Also, it appears to only have one
> >>S-video out...
> >I think you'd be better off buying 2 recievers each with a single
> >tuner. You may also want to consider how you are going to change the
> >channel on them. Some DirecTV recievers have serial ports on the back
> >(labeled "low speed data").
> >That's the setup I have - 2 DirecTV recievers, each controlled over
> >the serial port (with a change_channel perl script). I keep them both
> >right next to the backend so I don't have cables running all over the
> >place. Then I have a homebuilt serial IR reciever for remote control
> Thanks for the info. That's essentially what I'm planning to do, also.
> One more question - are you able to control the DirecTV receivers
> through the frontend using your remote control, even though they're
> attached to the backend?
Now that is a good question...
But I don't have to worry about it since my frontend is the backend
Although I will have to deal with it soon - I'm planning to set up a
standalone frontend very soon. If I figure anytyhing out I'll post it.
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