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VBox support was added in 0.28

V@Box Communications manufactures and sells a variety of network-attached tuner devices. Detailed information is available for the more popular devices by following the links.

VBox TV Gateway summary of current models
Standard Model Geographic area supported Broadcast standards Number of tuners MythTV multi-rec capable
Satellite XTi-3332 Australia & Europe DVB-S/S2 2 tuners TBC
Combi Satellite & Terrestrial XTi-3340 Australia & Europe 2 x DVB-S/S2 2 x DVB-T 4 tuners TBC
Combi Satellite & Cable XTi-3350 Australia & Europe 2 x DVB-S/S2 2 x DVB-C 4 tuners TBC
Terrestrial XTi-3342 Australia & Europe DVB-T/T2 2 tuners TBC
Terrestrial Pay-TV XTi-3342CI Australia & Europe DVB-T/T2 2 tuners TBC
Cable TV XTi-3352 Australia & Europe DVB-C 2 tuners TBC
Cable Pay-TV XTi-3352CI Australia & Europe DVB-C 2 tuners TBC

Installation Instructions

Important.png Note: These instructions are preliminary and subject to change before 0.28 is released

Important.png Note: You need software version 2.49 or later installed on the VBox which is currently in beta testing

Compile or install a version of MythTV with VBox support enabled

Vbox support doesn't require any external dependencies and is enabled by default so if your version of MythTV is current enough you should be able to use the VBox support out of the box.

Using mythtv-setup to add a VBox as a recorder

On the backend machine you want to handle recording from the VBox first stop any mythbackends running on the same machine then run mythtv-setup.

VBox Card Setup
VBox Input Setup

Click '2. Capture Cards' then '(New capture card)'. In the 'Card type' selection box choose 'V@Box TV Gateway networked tuner'. You will then be presented with a screen similar to the one on the right.

mythtv-setup will search the network using uPnP to find any active VBoxes and interrogate them to find what tuners they have and populate all of them in the Available devices selection box. Choose on of the Vbox/tuner combinations and click finish. If you have a 2 or 4 tuner model you will probably want to add further capture cards for other VBox/tuner combinations.

Add Video Sources

You may want to add separate Video Sources for the VBox tuners. If you have a 4 tuner version you must have separate Video Sources for each tuner type supported. So if you have 2 x DVB-T and 2 x DVB-S2 tuners since the channels available on the different tuners will be different you need to create a Video Source for each tuner type and do a Channel Scan on each so Myth then knows what channels are available on what tuners.

Connect the Input Connections

On the Input Connections screen you attach a tuner to a Video Source so select a VBox card/tuner in the list and Press Select. You will be presented with a screen similar to that on the right. Choose MPEGTS for the Input Name (should be the only option). Enter a Display Name for the Input. Select the Video Source that you want to use for this card/tuner. If you haven't already done so for this Video Source press Scan For Channels.

Scanning for Channels