[mythtv-users] starting MythTV channels my tunechan

Joe Auty joe at netmusician.org
Fri Mar 2 05:16:51 UTC 2007


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David Kramer wrote:
> Willy Boyd wrote:
>> On 3/1/07, Joe Auty <joe at netmusician.org> wrote:
>>> How can I force MythTV to leave my tune channel set to 4? I do not
>>> have an IR blaster installed yet, FWIW. Manually setting the card back
>>> to the right channel via the command line seems to work, at least part
>>> of the time, but this is a PITA...
>> There is a setting in mythtv-setup when you set up this capture card.
>> Something like "channel preset".  I think the description for the
>> option specifically mentions something about setting the tuner
>> properly in the case of external tuning sources like what you have set
>> up.
> 
> In addition to setting the channel to go to when mythbackend stats up,
> you'll need to specify a channel-changing command, also in mythtv-setup,
> so mythbackend will use that command to change channels instead of
> changing the channel on your tuner card.
> 
> But that leads me to my next point: If you need to change channels on
> your satellite box, you're going to need an IR blaster, which you say
> you don't have yet.  You won't be able to use MythTV without it.  Most
> people are lucky enough to have unencrypted TV feeds, and can use their
> tuner card to change channels, but not you and I.


My IR Blaster is on its way, as well as my MediaMVP (which I plan to use
  MVPMC with)... I just figured for now I'd try to get things happening
with what channel the satellite box is set to.

Thanks!



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Joe Auty
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