Tivo and C-Band

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If a C-band receiver's output is sent to a Tivo unit, will the picture
quality be degraded?

It appears to me that it may, because to do the "live replay" feature, it
needs to store the feed. Is it storing and replaying it at the same
quality?

Greg O.
 
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On Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:38:35 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>If a C-band receiver's output is sent to a Tivo unit, will the picture
>quality be degraded?
>

Some.


>It appears to me that it may, because to do the "live replay" feature, it
>needs to store the feed. Is it storing and replaying it at the same
>quality?
>

For the live buffer, there is a marginal loss. Forrecording, you can
set the recording qualtiy lower, to be able to record more
programming.

>Greg O.
>
 
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Has anyone successfully interfaced Tivo to a 4DTV receiver?

The Tivo unit puts out a channel-changing signal for DirecTV receivers to
use to tune to the appropriate channel. It seems to me this feed could be
mapped to change the 4DTV to a satellite/channel, since most DirecTV
channels are also on the big dish.

If anyone knows how to do that or has suggestions, let me know. Of course
you can do manual Tivo recording of your 4DTV, but the real benefit is in
using their guide information. The main missing piece is some
hardware/software to map DirecTV channels to 4DTV channels.

Greg O.
 
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On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 20:01:10 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>
>Has anyone successfully interfaced Tivo to a 4DTV receiver?
>
>The Tivo unit puts out a channel-changing signal for DirecTV receivers to
>use to tune to the appropriate channel. It seems to me this feed could be
>mapped to change the 4DTV to a satellite/channel, since most DirecTV
>channels are also on the big dish.
>
>If anyone knows how to do that or has suggestions, let me know. Of course
>you can do manual Tivo recording of your 4DTV, but the real benefit is in
>using their guide information. The main missing piece is some
>hardware/software to map DirecTV channels to 4DTV channels.
>
>Greg O.
>
>

There was a project called blackboxDVR that did exactly that.
It received the DirecTV channel command, mapped the DirecTV channel
number with the 4DTV 4DTV sat/VC, gave the IR command to move to that
satellite, waited for the dish to stop, then changed channel.
 
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"Gary J Tait" <classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 20:01:10 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>Has anyone successfully interfaced Tivo to a 4DTV receiver?
>>
>>The Tivo unit puts out a channel-changing signal for DirecTV receivers to
>>use to tune to the appropriate channel. It seems to me this feed could be
>>mapped to change the 4DTV to a satellite/channel, since most DirecTV
>>channels are also on the big dish.
>>
>>If anyone knows how to do that or has suggestions, let me know. Of course
>>you can do manual Tivo recording of your 4DTV, but the real benefit is in
>>using their guide information. The main missing piece is some
>>hardware/software to map DirecTV channels to 4DTV channels.
>>
>>Greg O.
>>
>>
>
> There was a project called blackboxDVR that did exactly that.
> It received the DirecTV channel command, mapped the DirecTV channel
> number with the 4DTV 4DTV sat/VC, gave the IR command to move to that
> satellite, waited for the dish to stop, then changed channel.
>
 
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Do you have a website where there is information about the blackbox DVR?

Greg O.

"Gary J Tait" <classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 20:01:10 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>Has anyone successfully interfaced Tivo to a 4DTV receiver?
>>
>>The Tivo unit puts out a channel-changing signal for DirecTV receivers to
>>use to tune to the appropriate channel. It seems to me this feed could be
>>mapped to change the 4DTV to a satellite/channel, since most DirecTV
>>channels are also on the big dish.
>>
>>If anyone knows how to do that or has suggestions, let me know. Of course
>>you can do manual Tivo recording of your 4DTV, but the real benefit is in
>>using their guide information. The main missing piece is some
>>hardware/software to map DirecTV channels to 4DTV channels.
>>
>>Greg O.
>>
>>
>
> There was a project called blackboxDVR that did exactly that.
> It received the DirecTV channel command, mapped the DirecTV channel
> number with the 4DTV 4DTV sat/VC, gave the IR command to move to that
> satellite, waited for the dish to stop, then changed channel.
>
 

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Greg O. wrote:
> Do you have a website where there is information about the blackbox DVR?
>
> Greg O.
>

http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/o/goofy8/
 
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On Sat, 26 Feb 2005 03:41:15 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>Do you have a website where there is information about the blackbox DVR?
>
>Greg O.
>

All I know for sure is there is a forum/thread at the Satellite
Projects section of satforums.com.

>"Gary J Tait" <classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 20:01:10 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>Has anyone successfully interfaced Tivo to a 4DTV receiver?
>>>
>>>The Tivo unit puts out a channel-changing signal for DirecTV receivers to
>>>use to tune to the appropriate channel. It seems to me this feed could be
>>>mapped to change the 4DTV to a satellite/channel, since most DirecTV
>>>channels are also on the big dish.
>>>
>>>If anyone knows how to do that or has suggestions, let me know. Of course
>>>you can do manual Tivo recording of your 4DTV, but the real benefit is in
>>>using their guide information. The main missing piece is some
>>>hardware/software to map DirecTV channels to 4DTV channels.
>>>
>>>Greg O.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> There was a project called blackboxDVR that did exactly that.
>> It received the DirecTV channel command, mapped the DirecTV channel
>> number with the 4DTV 4DTV sat/VC, gave the IR command to move to that
>> satellite, waited for the dish to stop, then changed channel.
>>
>
 
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That is just what I'm looking for. I could not view the video files on this
site, they are ".mov" files. How do you view them?

Also, there were no instructions or contact information on this site. How
do you build or obtain it?

Greg O.


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> Greg O. wrote:
>> Do you have a website where there is information about the blackbox DVR?
>>
>> Greg O.
>>
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> http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/o/goofy8/
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Greg O. wrote:

> That is just what I'm looking for. I could not view the video files on this
> site, they are ".mov" files. How do you view them?
>
> Also, there were no instructions or contact information on this site. How
> do you build or obtain it?
>
> Greg O.
>
That person was on this forum
http://forums.satforums.com/
I think he was in the "4DTV Rocks" section
You can join and ask there :)
 
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To view .MOV files,one needs to have Quicktime,which can be had by going to:

http://www.apple.com/quicktime and download it.

"Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
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> That is just what I'm looking for. I could not view the video files on
> this site, they are ".mov" files. How do you view them?
>
> Also, there were no instructions or contact information on this site. How
> do you build or obtain it?
>
> Greg O.
>
>
> "Aardvark" <abuseeyeplex@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:pSSTd.40730$a96.7495@bignews3.bellsouth.net...
>> Greg O. wrote:
>>> Do you have a website where there is information about the blackbox DVR?
>>>
>>> Greg O.
>>>
>>
>> http://bellsouthpwp.net/g/o/goofy8/
>>
>
>
 
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Thanks very much, the website you provided is fantastic! For others, if you
haven't been to this site, I highly recommend it.

Regarding the DVR Blackbox, it appears this project was begun 2 years ago
and still is not finished. The last post about the expected release date
says it is just "weeks" rather than "months" from being done.

Greg O.

"Aardvark" <abuseeyeplex@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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> Greg O. wrote:
>
>> That is just what I'm looking for. I could not view the video files on
>> this site, they are ".mov" files. How do you view them?
>>
>> Also, there were no instructions or contact information on this site.
>> How do you build or obtain it?
>>
>> Greg O.
>>
> That person was on this forum
> http://forums.satforums.com/
> I think he was in the "4DTV Rocks" section
> You can join and ask there :)
>
 
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On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 04:25:23 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
wrote:

>Thanks very much, the website you provided is fantastic! For others, if you
>haven't been to this site, I highly recommend it.
>
>Regarding the DVR Blackbox, it appears this project was begun 2 years ago
>and still is not finished. The last post about the expected release date
>says it is just "weeks" rather than "months" from being done.


That thing is cool. I sure hope it is finished before C band is
entirely dead.
I think it is possible to make the TiVo control the 4DTV.
I don't know how to make the magic slices that would make it worth the
effort.
Does anyone here?
 
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On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:42:36 -0500, kryppy <kryppy@gmail.cc> wrote:

>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 04:25:23 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
>wrote:
>
>>Thanks very much, the website you provided is fantastic! For others, if you
>>haven't been to this site, I highly recommend it.
>>
>>Regarding the DVR Blackbox, it appears this project was begun 2 years ago
>>and still is not finished. The last post about the expected release date
>>says it is just "weeks" rather than "months" from being done.
>
>
>That thing is cool. I sure hope it is finished before C band is
>entirely dead.
>I think it is possible to make the TiVo control the 4DTV.
>I don't know how to make the magic slices that would make it worth the
>effort.
>Does anyone here?
>

You don't need to, the blackbox DVR is hardware that works with an
unhacked TiVo, mostly as the TiVo cannot drectly control a C-band
receiver.
 
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On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:36:52 -0500, Gary J Tait
<classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:

>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:42:36 -0500, kryppy <kryppy@gmail.cc> wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 04:25:23 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
>>wrote:
>>
>>>Thanks very much, the website you provided is fantastic! For others, if you
>>>haven't been to this site, I highly recommend it.
>>>
>>>Regarding the DVR Blackbox, it appears this project was begun 2 years ago
>>>and still is not finished. The last post about the expected release date
>>>says it is just "weeks" rather than "months" from being done.
>>
>>
>>That thing is cool. I sure hope it is finished before C band is
>>entirely dead.
>>I think it is possible to make the TiVo control the 4DTV.
>>I don't know how to make the magic slices that would make it worth the
>>effort.
>>Does anyone here?
>>
>
>You don't need to, the blackbox DVR is hardware that works with an
>unhacked TiVo, mostly as the TiVo cannot drectly control a C-band
>receiver.


Yeah, I think I can insert the remote codes into the tivo, like with
the Pansat. The problem would be sending the sat + channel.
I believe you would need to make a custom slice with some guide data
that had the additional keystrokes.
I'll bet the TiVo Canada guys could do it.

Didn't someone make some software and simple IR hardware on the serial
port to accomplish this already for a bunch of different irds?
I wish someone would post the link for that.
 
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On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 17:21:18 -0500, kryppy <kryppy@gmail.cc> wrote:

>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 10:36:52 -0500, Gary J Tait
><classicsat@nospam_yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 00:42:36 -0500, kryppy <kryppy@gmail.cc> wrote:
>>
>>>On Wed, 02 Mar 2005 04:25:23 GMT, "Greg O." <ozbirn@sbcglobal.net>
>>>wrote:
>>>
>>>>Thanks very much, the website you provided is fantastic! For others, if you
>>>>haven't been to this site, I highly recommend it.
>>>>
>>>>Regarding the DVR Blackbox, it appears this project was begun 2 years ago
>>>>and still is not finished. The last post about the expected release date
>>>>says it is just "weeks" rather than "months" from being done.
>>>
>>>
>>>That thing is cool. I sure hope it is finished before C band is
>>>entirely dead.
>>>I think it is possible to make the TiVo control the 4DTV.
>>>I don't know how to make the magic slices that would make it worth the
>>>effort.
>>>Does anyone here?
>>>
>>
>>You don't need to, the blackbox DVR is hardware that works with an
>>unhacked TiVo, mostly as the TiVo cannot drectly control a C-band
>>receiver.
>
>
>Yeah, I think I can insert the remote codes into the tivo, like with
>the Pansat. The problem would be sending the sat + channel.
>I believe you would need to make a custom slice with some guide data
>that had the additional keystrokes.
>I'll bet the TiVo Canada guys could do it.

knowing how to control a C-ban receiver is the trouble. It does have a
compatible code BTW.

>
>Didn't someone make some software and simple IR hardware on the serial
>port to accomplish this already for a bunch of different irds?
>I wish someone would post the link for that.
>
 

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