[mythtv-users] Dish gotchas?
chnewcomb at ev1.net
Mon Apr 10 19:11:47 UTC 2006
Michael Tiller wrote:
> I'm seriously considering a move to Dish Network in my attempt to get a
> better picture than I currently get with analog cable. I thought about
> digital cable but it is really just analog cable for the channels I watch.
> Are there any "gotchas" for Dish Network? Is there a preferred
> receiver? Obviously, I don't want a DVR unit but are there any
> important differences in terms of channel changing, firewire potential, etc?
> The main "downsides" I'm considering at the moment are:
> 1) Need for receiver on every TV
> 2) The fact that I'll still have to capture in analog mode with my
> PVR-150 (firewire?)
> 3) Hassles with getting program guide data?
> 4) Need to deal with IR blaster issues (both for MythTV and my mom's TiVo).
> If I'm missing something (vs. analog cable), let me know.
> Thanks for any assistance.
I have a dish 311, I've never had any problems with it. Unfortunately
there is no firewire interface, on any of the dish receivers. There is
svideo, I've not had any problems with getting guide data. The 2 DVR's
522 and 625 are supposed to be identical, I have a 522 from before I
found out about myth, they are both supposed to have working usb ports,
I have not yet tried to used the usb on the 522 as I really don't need it.
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