[mythtv-users] Re: DirectTV D10 Receiver - channel problems
marshall at iconux.org
Wed Jun 8 05:48:11 UTC 2005
I just finished making my own directv serial cable (did it for about $7
with parts from the shack) and saw this thread. I'm using the
directv.pl script and it works fine for me. To make it change to
channels below 100 I have to prefix the channel number with a 0 (i.e.
directv.pl box_type D10-200 on last_param delay .2 key exit 014). This
works fine from the command line but mythtv doesn't add the 0 even if
you manually enter 014. Shouldn't be too hard to change the script to
insert a zero if the channel number is less than 3 digits.
Just thought I would point that out since there haven't been any more
replies. This email won't appear as part of the original thread since I
didn't subscribe to the mailing list until after the last email.
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of djg at pdp8.net
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> Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] DirectTV D10 Receiver - channel problems
> What is the full number of your box? My script at
> can change channels by sending remote keys. The D10-200 box
> I have will lockup sometimes with the normal channel change
> command so I added support to change channel by sending the
> remote keys instead of the channel change command.
> Try the script with the channel change command string
> directv.pl channel_change_type key setup_channel
> for manual testing add the channel number at the end.
> If you have a d10-200 box you will need box_type d10-200 also
> before the setup channel.
> You can also try without the channel_change_type key but I
> expect it will work the same as the other scripts.
> I only have a D10-200 so haven't tested on other boxes so
> would be interested in if it does work. I attempted to not
> break support for other boxes as I added the additional stuff.
Interesting enough this script works but the satcontrol-0.02 only works
for channels greater than 102 (I contacted the author).
./directv.pl box_type D10-200 port /dev/ttyS0 6
Changes the channel to 6 on the guide but then kills the process leaving you
on the same channel
./directv.pl channel_change_type key box_type D10-200 port /dev/ttyS0
Produces an error for channels < 102
./directv.pl port /dev/ttyS0 6
Error excessive retries
./directv.pl port /dev/ttyS0 102
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