[mythtv-users] newbie questions

sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com sschaefer1 at woh.rr.com
Tue Oct 19 17:08:20 UTC 2004

Serial ports aren't limited to 9 pin connector. In fact I have two devices with serial connections via an RJ-11 and RJ-45 connector type.

----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher Flynn <flynnguy at gmail.com>
Date: Monday, October 18, 2004 11:59 pm
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] newbie questions

> On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 11:20:51 -0700, nate s 
> <nate.strickland at gmail.com> wrote:
> > If your reciever has a serial port ( that may look like a phone 
> jack,> a headphone plug, or something else) you can buy or make a 
> cable to
> > control it via serial port.  If not you can use an ir blaster.
> Umm... not really. A serial port is a 9 pin connector and does not
> look like a phone jack. What you are probably thinking of is the IR
> that comes with some capture cards. But yes, you can control MythTV
> with with either a homemade serial cable or one that comes with some
> capture cards.
> As for the PVR-250 vs. PVR-350 debate, my vote is for the 250 and a
> good video card.
> -Chris
> -- 
> You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi
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