[mythtv-users] Problems with DirectTV and RCA DRD435RH

Nathan Allen Stratton nathan at robotics.net
Sat Apr 15 17:44:05 UTC 2006

On Sat, 15 Apr 2006, Nathan Allen Stratton wrote:

> On Sat, 15 Apr 2006, Jeff Simpson wrote:
> > > Anyone having any problems with DirectTV and RCA DRD435RH boxes? I bought
> > > 4 of them on ebay because I could control them over serial port unlike the
> > > boxes DirectTV sent my. They work great about 70% of the time, the other
> > > 30% they don't give me "Searching for satellite signal. Please stand by."
> > > I odd part is it has nothing to do with my signal, since it happens to
> > > different boxes at different times with other boxes have 99% signal. Also
> > > the fix that almost always works is power cycle ling the boxes.
> > >
> > > Is there another serial controlled box I should look at?
> >
> > The D11 works great over USB serial. Once I got it working I haven't
> > had a single problem.
> >
> > A lot of people swear by the D10 as well.
> D10s are what DirectTV sent me, but the serial port has tape over it. I
> took the tape off and tried it and get nothing. At least I get nothing
> with the same cable that works on the RCA boxes.

Ah! There is new firmware! Googled and found this link, upgrading my
boxes D10-300s now.



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