[mythtv-users] Easy question about program guide and multiple sources
thekazan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 16:00:51 UTC 2006
A DCT-2524? isn't that one of the ONLY DCT-2xxx'es that isn't a pain in
the arse to control with an IR blaster? - i have a DCT2000 and I had to
put tinfoil over the entire faceplate to shield it from out-of-band
interference - I have to send two leading signals or it will ignore my
commands (so a channel change command is this following sequence: EXIT
EXIT [digits] OK EXIT and it still occasionally ignores the first digit
cannot wait until I get an HDTV and switch to having a firewire cable
slaving the STB :D
Jason McMillon wrote:
>Thanks!! I successfully replaced one of my 'standard cable' sources
>with my motorola DCT-2524 'digital cable' source without any duplicate
>entries in the guide. WOOHOO!! I have made a wiki entry here:
>This is my first wiki entry ever, so it definately needs some smoothing...
>On 6/7/06, Derek Meek <thekazan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>the appearance of your guide will not change, except for the addition of
>>the new channels that are digital only - mythtv knows which cards have
>>which channels and will tune appropriately for you
>>(i'm running a PVR-500 both heads on normal cable and a bttv card
>>capturing digital STB output)
>>Jason McMillon wrote:
>>>My current setup is similar to what you have. I have two PVR-250s
>>>with the same source and have no problems. But, my question is what
>>>happens when one PVR 250 has 'standard' cable and one has 'digital'
>>>cable. Will the overlapping channels be listed twice in the program
>>>guide? If I delete the standard channels from the digital listing (to
>>>make a prettier guide), will I still be able to record two standard
>>>cable shows at once?
>>>Hope this clarifies...
>>>On 6/7/06, *Tom Lichti* <tom at redpepperracing.com
>>><mailto:tom at redpepperracing.com>> wrote:
>>> Jason McMillon wrote:
>>> > I am considering adding my motorola digital cable box as an
>>> input to
>>> > my MythTV setup. I currently have two PVR-250s (connected to
>>> > cable) and one HD5000 (connected to an OTA antennae). I have a
>>> > box (for HBO, etc) connected to an additional input on my TV.
>>> > Everything is working great!!
>>> > Now my question:
>>> > If I remove the standard cable from one of my PVR-250s input and
>>> > replace it with the cable box output (understanding that I will
>>> > to find a script to let MythTV change the channel via the serial
>>> > and configure zap2it with the additional 'digital' source, what will
>>> > my program guide look like?
>>> > Will there be duplicate entries for the overlapping channels? I
>>> > I could delete all the 'standard cable' channels from the digital
>>> > source, but then what if I want to record two things at once on
>>> > 'standard' cable? I think MythTV will only know of one source for
>>> > standard cable defeating the purpose of having two PVR-250s.
>>> > I am sure there is a way to do this that I am not aware of...
>>> > Any help will be great appreciated.
>>> > Thanks!!
>>> I have 4 PVR cards with the same source, and Myth can record from
>>> all 4
>>> at once, all using 'standard' cable. It is smart enough to figure out
>>> what card has what channels/programs available, and will figure it
>>> If you want to prefer one card over another, you can play with
>>> card/program priorities, but I haven't really looked at that so I
>>> couldn't tell you how it works.
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