[mythtv-users] Controlling Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3200

Bill Smith wsmithjr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 20:43:05 UTC 2005

Todd Bowman wrote:

> George Nassas wrote:
>> On 9-Jun-05, at 5:04 PM, Derek Battams wrote:
>>> Is anyone having success controlling the SAE3200 (Rogers Cable) with 
>>> an IR
>>> blaster?  I'm using the SAE2000 licd.conf file and my streamzap IR 
>>> receiver
>> I can't comment on your setup but I'm controlling a 3200 (also 
>> rogers) with one of these:
>> http://www.mytvstore.com/product_id_004.html
>> and it works great. Only problem is telling if the 3200 is on or off, 
>> sometimes I send an unnecessary poweron code and it ends up turning 
>> the box off. Anyway, the myblaster itself works well.
>> - George
> I'm using this on my Scientific Atlanta 3100 and having good results 
> also.  Does anybody know if I can use the litte port marked "IR" on 
> the back or the USB port on the front to control it?
> -Todd
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I have the same box... IR port on the back is an output to drive a 
transmitter to control your VCR. The USB port on the front is suitable 
for a USB keyboard, but from what I understand it is pretty much useless 
as a control device via your PC. You would need a device to go between 
tour PC's USB and the cable input to translate as they are both USB 
controllers and neither is a device (my terminology may be incorrect, 
but you hopefully get the idea). I use an IR emitter off my serial port, 
that works fine.


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