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HTPC DVR with Dish Network (channel changing?)

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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   kenp2600



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Posted December 10 2008 - 03:53 AM

I have Dish Network and will soon be adding an HTPC to my home theater. I was hoping to use the HTPC to provide DVR functionality, but got thinking about how the DISH receiver does the channel changing, a tuner in the PC wouldn't be able to change the channel on the receiver when the time to record a scheduled show came. How do people get around that? Is there a way to control the receiver by emulating the IR remote from the PC or am I missing something? It would still be better than nothing to be able to record the channel I am on, but I was hoping to be able to schedule recordings like I can currently with the DVR built-in to my DISH receiver. Thanks!

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