[mythtv-users] OT: Dish Network - LIRC - Serial hack

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Sun Aug 27 14:46:49 UTC 2006

Mark (home) wrote:
> Hey, has anyone ever modified a Dish network box with a cable
> input to add a direct connection to the box?  Something like an opto-isolator
> direct connected to the IR eye?  I have intermittent problems with channel 
> changes depending on time of day and how much sunlight is in the room.
> I'd like to just plug it into a serial port like the directv guys get to.
> Any ideas?
> Mark
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I just cover the IR pickup and the blaster LEDs with black electrical
tape.  For almost 2 years I've only had one channel change mishap.  It
missed the first digit of a 3 digit number.


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