[mythtv-users] External channel change program for Scientific Atlanta 4240HDC?
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Sun Jun 5 16:57:48 UTC 2011
On 06/05/2011 10:48 AM, Mark Lord wrote:
> On 11-06-04 07:51 PM, Greg wrote:
>> On 06/04/2011 06:12 PM, Keith Pyle wrote:
>>> Does anyone have a working program for changing the channel on a
>>> Scientific Atlanta 4240HDC via Firewire? The usual searches turned up
>>> For now, I'm just trying to get channel changing via Firewire through a
>>> standalone program instead of using lirc - not trying to capture in Myth
>>> over Firewire.
>> Look at the third post....
> That stuff didn't work at all for us here (Rogers Cable 4250HD box).
> But we eventually did find a combination that worked,
> using the *new* firewire stack (as opposed to the "old" stack that
> Ubuntu rams down our throats), in conjunction with another firewire
> program -- forgot the name, but if you need it I can look it up
> when I get back in a day or so.
> This was for a friend's setup, not my own (strictly OTA).
Offhand I don't think that there are any pages in the wiki dealing with
the Rogers boxes. I'm still on Rogers analog but there is no telling
exactly what will happen come the end of August with the OTA digital
changeover in Canada.
Besides all of the OTA fun and games, I would NOT be surprised to find
that Rogers will suddenly claim that *everyone* has to go digital, and
cut off the analog feeds.
In which case it's a HDPVR for me to replace at least one of the tuners
in the PVR500. And so I would like to know that there is a resource out
there. And I will have to add a firewire card.
Please consider writing up a wiki page with an exact recipe for the
changes you had to make to get things working. I suspect that there will
be more than a couple of people who will use it!
Re: the OTA changeover, does anyone expect that TVO will actually be
able to actually perform a direct and complete cut-over from the analog
transmitter to the digital transmitter and make it work?
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