[mythtv-users] IRBlaster w/ Dish receivers

Greg Foster greg.foster at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 11:48:17 UTC 2005

On 6/30/05, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> Patrick Vaughan wrote:
> > Anyway, the last time I looked it didn't seem possible (or at least
> > not documented) to control a Dish 301 (in room 2 with the Tivo) or a
> > Dish DVR 508 (my initial target, and almost useless as a DVR).  How
> > difficult is it to control the Dish DVR 508 with MythTV, and is it
> > documented anywhere?  And, what are my options for using a remote with
> > MythTV while using an IRBlaster to control the Dish receiver.
> I've got a home-generated lircd.conf for Dish remote operation that
> specifies 3 channels (1, 6, and 9) so I could control up to 3 receivers
> (currently have 2).  I'm using it to successfully control a 4922 and a
> 311 (which is basically a 301 that shipped with updated software that
> your 301 had to download).
> The config specifies codes for every button on the remote.  It would be
> perfect if I could figure out how to convert the Pronto code for
> discrete on/off to a LIRC code (I've recorded hours of black when I
> forgot to turn my receivers back on after rebooting the receivers, do
> I'd love to have a power on in the channel change script.)
> I've never missed a channel change--knock on wood--except once when
> power was out (my Myth box is on an UPS, but the Dish receivers kept
> blowing the batteries on UPS's--even with a single receiver in a 750VA
> UPS!!--so they're UPS-less).
> Send me an e-mail (with mythtv in the subject) if you want a copy.
> Mike
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For what it's worth, my ExpressVu 3100 (301 in the US) works great on
channel 9 here as well.  100% so far....


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