[mythtv-users] LIRC+Myth+DirecTV D10 help

Kevin Hulse jedi at mishnet.org
Thu Oct 12 19:39:45 UTC 2006

On Thu, Oct 12, 2006 at 07:44:34AM -0700, Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2006, at 6:59 AM, Jeff Simpson wrote:
> >> I'd rather not go the usb-to-serial route if I can get some basic
> >> channel changing working.
> >
> > if you have a D10, you don't need usb->serial, you can just use serial
> > directly. The D11 is the one that has USB.
> >
> >  - Jeff
> You'll be much happier with a serial connect to your box. I don't  
> worry about channel changes any more. With my irblaster, it would  

	Positioning the emitter head is very tricky with the D10.

	Some of these serial units are much weaker than the Tivo
blasters and it's pretty easy to think that you're doing something
else wrong.

> miss about half the time. Maybe I just never got it positioned  
> correctly, but I spent hours trying. Once the serial cable is  
> working, it keeps on working flawlessly and you don't even think  
> about it again.

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