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I wanted to post my own question to this page, without being so bold as to directly edit the page in case that would be deemed to be improper etiquette.
 
I wanted to post my own question to this page, without being so bold as to directly edit the page in case that would be deemed to be improper etiquette.
 
== Can I use MythTV without using my cable companies provided cable box? ==
 
 
Description:  when I purchased Digital Cable service from my cable provider that made it clear that the movie channels, On Demand Channels, and Music channels can only be accessed through the receiver box that they rent to me. 
 
 
If I go with MythTV or any other kind of Home Theater PC I'd like to remove that requirement.
 
 
=== Answer: ===
 
Non-premium [[DTV]] stations can usually be recieved by an [[QAM]]-64/256 card (like the pcHDTV cards) in North America and a DVB-C card in Europe. In the USA, the only way to receive premium DTV stations off cable is through the receiver box, while in Europe you will need a DVB-C card with an Access Control slot, for which your cable company can supply the needed CA card.
 
 
If you are in the USA, you should know that most Cable and Satelite receiver boxes can be controlled by MythTV. Using the serial, USB, or firewire interfaces, or failing that an IR Blaster. This will only allow you to low fidelity [[NTSC]] programming, but so far most premium content is LoFi.
 
 
== [[User:Beirdo]] has a good FAQ list ==
 
 
If you go to http://mythtv.beirdo.ca/wiki/index.php/FAQ, you will find a pretty well started FAQ list. Should we enlist Beirdo to either copy or move his material over here? Or perhaps link back to his site? --[[User:Gregturn|Gregturn]] 05:39, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
 
 
== Merging to this article (see also [[Talk:Mythtv Users F A Q]]) ==
 
(brought over from [[Talk:Official Faq]]
 
 
Baylink, I can begin to manually bring it over if the idea is that the FAQ will end up officially residing here? David, thoughts? Also, is this a FAQ or is it the official documentation, because on mythtv.org it is listed as "Documentation".--[[User:Steveadeff|Steveadeff]] 19:35, 19 January 2006 (UTC)
 
 
: Since [[Frequently Asked Questions]] is already cooking, can we focus our energy on that one? I don't know if there is much here that is salvageable. --[[User:Gregturn|Gregturn]] 23:53, 28 February 2006 (UTC)
 
 
I like '''Frequently Asked Questions''' over [[Mythtv Users F A Q]] because it is succinct and already linked to from [[Main Page]]. --[[User:Gregturn|Gregturn]] 15:50, 1 March 2006 (UTC)
 
 
I've copied most of the questions from [[Mythtv Users F A Q]] to here.  I took a couple that were more mailing list FAQs than MythTV FAQs and put them on [[Mailing List etiquette]]. If you agree with my changes, then you can delete [[Mythtv Users F A Q]].  [[User:Fishter|Fishter]] 22:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
 
 
:: Good work, Fishter. I appreciate it. The other page has been converted to a redirect to this page. --[[User:Gregturn|Gregturn]] 00:22, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
 
 
::: No problem, glad I can help. --[[User:Fishter|Fishter]] 22:51, 20 March 2006 (UTC)
 
 
==  Q: Do I really need a window manager for a frontend only box? ==
 
 
I have yet to install a window manager on my machine, and it has a perfectly vanilla Xorg installation, and I have ''yet'' to run into focus problems with the keyboard.  I suspect this may have plagued older versions of MythTV but is no longer necessary.  The only thing I can even ''surmise'' that might cause an issue would possibly be the Konqueror application.  When an application is being run full-screen and it's the only app attached to the display, there's really not anywhere else that X can ''give'' the focus to.  --[[User:Dagmar d'Surreal|Dagmar]] 15:31, Jan 28 2006 (CST)
 
  
 
== How do I remove recordings that no longer exist on disk? ==
 
== How do I remove recordings that no longer exist on disk? ==
  
 
Is that manual step with the script still needed? It seems that removing recordings which no longer have files associated to them works just fine by default.
 
Is that manual step with the script still needed? It seems that removing recordings which no longer have files associated to them works just fine by default.

Revision as of 20:45, 15 September 2010

This was a major issue for me:

I can't scan DVB-S card, or even import channels.conf!

(And I see "DiSEqCDevTree, Error: No root device tree node!" in the output) A: Go to the card's settings in mythtv-setup, and configure DiSEqC. If you don't use DiSEqC switch, set it's type to LNB, default settings.

I wanted to post my own question to this page, without being so bold as to directly edit the page in case that would be deemed to be improper etiquette.

How do I remove recordings that no longer exist on disk?

Is that manual step with the script still needed? It seems that removing recordings which no longer have files associated to them works just fine by default.