[mythtv-users] Changing channels on a new D11 directv receiver
drew at mykitchentable.net
Fri Dec 30 10:09:22 EST 2005
On 12/30/2005 6:31 AM Brian Wallen said the following:
> Yesterday I just got directv in my house. I have a couple of d11
> receivers with usb ports in the back. The usb port is the regular
> rectangular type like the ones in the back of a computer. Is it
> possible to have a cable that has two rectangular ends and use that to
> control the receiver? I saw one guy say he got it working with a
> usb->serial converter, but I wanted to see if that was my only choice
> or not.
Not knowing anything about D11 or the function of its USB ports, I can
tell you that it is possible to buy a piece of hardware that will turn a
USB port into an old fashioned 9 pin serial port. The particular one I
have is a Keyspan and I use it at work with a laptop that runs Windows.
You might look into it and see if there's drivers for Linux.
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