Originally Posted by prsa01
You have several issues you will need to resolve:
3) Does this box allow direct tuning to some or all channels. I have 2 boxes, 1 of them will allow me to directly tune to all channels and the other only allows tuning to the main channel (not the additional subs -2, -3, etc). You will also need to determine what format the device wants the channel sent. For example, my converter wants a 5 digit format with 3 digits for channel and 2 for sub (format - CCCss). Replay can't send a hyphen or dot if your converter requires that but with WIRNS you may be able to map another digit as that character
In other words there may be a lot of work and reading to get a converter working that hasn't been documented here previously.
This will be your biggest obstacle.
If your STB requires the use of a hash (-) or dot (.) to enter a channel number, you WILL need to create a custom lineup, replacing the hash or dot with an unused digit, and replacing the hash or dot with that digit in your custom lineup. (Not to mention you will need to create the custom IR blaster file) You will need WiRNS to manage this.
For example, in the New York market, the digits six (6) and eight (8) are unused. Therefore, if I needed to tune channels 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3, I could do the following:
- Create a custom IR Blaster file, replacing the code for "6" with the code for "-", and upload that custom IR blaster file to my RTV.
- Create a custom lineup in WiRNS to map the channels properly. 2-1 becomes 261. 2-2 becomes 262. 2-4 becomes 264.
- Use WiRNS to feed the custom lineup data to my RTV.
Of course, if I need to tune a -6 subchannel, then I will need to find another unused digit....
Not a trivial task...
In addition, I am not sure of any limits on digits. For example, if you need to tune to 100.354, that is really 7 digits. This many be too many for the RTV to handle.