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Old 06-12-2003, 09:34 AM
gpurcey gpurcey is offline
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Question about DTVCon...

I have installed DTVCon and it works great to control my Sony Satellite box without SageTV.

Without DTVCon running in the background, SageTV seems unable to change channels at all on the Sat box.

Can anyone describe a way to configure SageTV or DTVCon so that serial control operates with only SageTV running (and DTVCon being called from DLLs for example)?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Old 06-12-2003, 11:49 PM
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I'm just another user, and I don't yet have my box hooked in to SageTV(waiting on my IR blaster). But I have done some research and other users have given help. I hope this link. will help you. Sorry if you've already tried this.
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Old 06-17-2003, 04:28 PM
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Yes, "DirecTV Control.exe" (DTVCon) needs to be running in the background in order to change channels via dtvcmd.exe, the program that is called by SageTV. Simply place a shortcut for "DirecTV Control.exe" in your startup group. If you run the "systray_enable.reg" file then it will run in the tray on startup.

I wrote a scheduler program for the PVR 250 and used dtvcon the same way. My program relied upon the older version of TitanTV which is no longer available and/or DigiGuide, which no longer provides U.S. listings. I am going to use SageTV now.
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:24 PM
gpurcey gpurcey is offline
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Thanks jason...

That was what I had figured must be the case, but wanted some more experienced confirmation. Thanks also for the suggestion about running it in the system tray. That would be the way to go.
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Old 06-18-2003, 02:39 AM
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I wrote a scheduler program for the PVR 250 and used dtvcon the same way. My program relied upon the older version of TitanTV which is no longer available and/or DigiGuide, which no longer provides U.S. listings.
Are you the Jason who wrote the great PVRAdvancedScheduler program? If yes great to see you here.Your program was my favorite scheduler til TitanTV changed and then Digiguide left the US market.
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Old 06-18-2003, 08:26 AM
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That's me! I wrote PVRAS. Thank you very much for the compliment.

I thought about updating my program to use a free service like XMLTV after losing TitanTV and DigiGuide, but for $59.95 I just decided to buy SageTV. I still get 3-4 downloads a day (mostly from Europe and Scandanavia) for PVRAS even though I haven't updated it in ages. I guess they still have DigiGuide support.

I haven't done much with SageTV other than install it, get it working with DTVCon, and schedule a couple of recordings but I like it so far. It will be a nice backup to my ReplayTV.

Best regards,

Jason
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