[mythtv-users] Script to check/fix Sky (UK) channel numbers
myth at dgreaves.com
Tue Jan 20 14:17:50 UTC 2009
Alastair Kerr wrote:
> David Greaves wrote:
>> Neil Bird wrote:
>>> As promised, here's an alpha of my script to sanitise Sky channel
>>> numbers. I didn't get a chance to revisit it over the W/E, but I did
>>> re-run it to double-check the output.
>> Instead of getting the data from the Sky site would you be interested
>> in getting
>> the data from the serial port on the box?
>> It may be easier than tracking website layout changes.
> An interesting approach, however most of the sky boxes in the UK have
> their RS232 port disabled via firmware. (i,e, you cannot even change the
> channel with it).
> - Alastair
FWIW, the research I did suggests that the serial port can theoretically be used
soon after powering up to control the box to run factory tests - but once the
EPG software starts the port simply prints status updates; no control possible.
However as I'm only interested in the status reports as a feedback mechanism
then that's fine and most satellite boxes will work with this.
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