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

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Sun Aug 27 17:08:07 UTC 2006

That's not going to work for me, one of the WAF requirements is that my 
techno-phobe wife has the capability
of changing the channel with the remote whenever she wants, if she gets 
tired of the quirks of myth.  She doesn't like
live tv mode either.  I can't get her to just accept it as a 
time-shifting gift.   So, I have to leave the IR uncovered.
Maybe I should just get a spare box just for her...  <shrug>

Calvin Harrigan wrote:

>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?
>>mythtv-users mailing list
>>mythtv-users at mythtv.org
>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.
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

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