[mythtv-users] IR Transmitter

Dan Morphis dan at milkcarton.com
Mon Apr 5 22:02:34 EDT 2004

Rick, before I dig a bit and find the post, do you know how to soldier 
or have access to a friend who knows how? (Plus have access to a 
soldiering iron?)


rick-myth at perlmonkey.org wrote:

>I have the good 'ole SA2100, so no luck w/ the serial port.  I actually
>currently have a TiVo Series 1 (14 hr.. ewwwww), Figured a Myth w/ 200GB
>hd should keep me going for a while.. Unfortunately, I wasn't exaggerating
>when I meant I know nothing about electronics.  I searched the archive as
>Dan suggested but only found references to the 'simple' and 'improved'
>transmitters, I don't know where to begin even with the simple one (not to
>mention the possiblity of port dmg, if (when?) I screw it up.)  I did come
>across http://store.snapstream.com/irblcapa.html but it's backordered till
>mid April.  Unless I can find an absolute Electronics Beginners Guide to
>building this thig, I think I'll just have to stick it out and wait.  Any
>other suggestions would be welcomed.
>Thanks for the help guys.
>>On Mon, 2004-04-05 at 18:27, rick-myth at perlmonkey.org wrote:
>>>Hey guys, I'm pretty new to mythtv, I'm about to build my mythtv box,
>>>waiting for the PVR-350 and the case =).   Anyway, to my question.  I've
>>>been going through the documentation and the myth-user archives to find
>>>out what exactly I need to control my digital cable box, and the answer
>>>have found is a Serial -> IR Transmitter. My search for one of these has
>>>led me to two possible solutions
>>If your digital cable box is a Motorola DCT-2000 series you can control
>>it with a serial cable. The firmware has to be version 7.54 or higher.
>>To check go to Menu->Setup->Cable Box, then choose "Yes" to "See
>>Configuration".  Then you just need a standard male to female 9-pin
>>serial cable.  There's a program in the contrib folder to send the
>>correct signals over the serial port.
>>Your cable company may need to enable your box for serial control (mine
>>was already setup, but I hear that isn't always the case).  If the
>>firmware version is right, but serial control doesn't work call them and
>>say you have TiVo and would like to have serial control enabled.  Since
>>everybody knows what a TiVo is, it's the easiest way to explain what you
>>James Orr <james at orrwhat.net>
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