MythTV provides full support for the HDHomeRun hardware.

  • 1) Open mythtv-setup.
    mythtv-setup
    2) Set up the General page to your liking. 3) Choose Capture Cards.

Card type: HDHomeRun DTV tuner box

Device ID: <number from back of HDHomeRun>

Tuner: 0

Finish: <enter>

Shortcut - if there is only one HDHomeRun on the local network you can use the wildcard FFFFFFFF device ID.

Repeat adding second capture card for tuner 1

Card type: HDHomeRun DTV tuner box

Device ID: <number from back of HDHomeRun>

Tuner: 1

Finish: <enter>

OTA (Digital Antenna)

  • 4) Choose video sources

Video source name: Digital Antenna

Listings grabber: No grabber (will come back and change this later)

Channel frequency table: us-bcast

  • 5) Choose input connections

Video source name: Digital Antenna

External channel change command: <blank>

Preset tuner to channel: <blank>

Scan for channels: <enter>

  • 6) Scan for channels page

Scan type: Full scan

Frequency table: Broadcast

ATSC modulation: Terrestrial (8-VSB)

Channel seperator: Period

Existing channel treatment: Minimal updates

Next: <enter>

  • 7) Return to "Connect source to input page":

Make sure that starting channel is a valid channel number

Finish <enter>

  • 8) Repeat steps 3-6 for for HDHomeRun Port 1. 9) Choose the channel editor

Note list of channels for source "Digital Antenna"

  • 10) Open up an account with Tribune Media Services Zap2It.

    • Create an account here: Create a channel lineup and enable/disable channels based on channels listed in the Channel Editor in mythtv-setup.
    11) Choose Video sources

Change the configuration for Digital Antenna as follows:

Listings grabber: North America (DataDirect) (Internal)

User id: <login name for zap2it>

Password: <password for zap2it>

Retrieve lineups: <enter>

Data direct lineup: <select correct listing>

Finish <enter>

Digital Cable

  • 4) Choose video sources

Video source name: Digital Cable

Listings grabber: No grabber (will come back and change this later)

Channel frequency table: us-cable

  • 5) Choose input connections

Video source name: Digital Cable

External channel change command: <blank>

Preset tuner to channel: <blank>

Scan for channels: <enter>

  • 6) Scan for channels page (QAM-256)

Scan type: Full scan

Frequency table: Cable

ATSC modulation: QAM-256

Channel seperator: Period

Existing channel treatment: Minimal updates

Next: <enter>

  • 7) Return to "Connect source to input page". Choose to scan for channels again. 8) Scan for channels page (QAM-64)

Scan type: Full scan

Frequency table: Cable

ATSC modulation: QAM-64

Channel seperator: Period

Existing channel treatment: Minimal updates

Next: <enter>

  • 9) Return to "Connect source to input page":

Make sure that starting channel is a valid channel number

Finish <enter>

  • 10) Repeat steps 3-6 for for HDHomeRun Port 1. 11) Choose the channel editor

Note list of channels for source "Digital Cable"

  • 12) Open up an account with Tribune Media Services Zap2It.

    • Create an account here: Create a channel lineup and enable/disable channels based on channels listed in the Channel Editor in mythtv-setup. Note that MythTV uses the ATSC channel numbering as specified in the transport stream, not the remapped cable channel numbering so you will need to select OTA/Antenna as the source in Zap2it.
    13) Choose Video sources

Change the configuration for Digital Cable as follows:

Listings grabber: North America (DataDirect) (Internal)

User id: <login name for zap2it>

Password: <password for zap2it>

Retrieve lineups: <enter>

Data direct lineup: <select correct listing>

Finish <enter>

HDHomeRun/MythTV (last edited 2014-06-11 18:45:03 by slvr32)