[mythtv-users] IR Blaster and Channel change script for Myth TV

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Wed Sep 20 03:01:14 UTC 2006

On Sep 19, 2006, at 7:35 PM, PROTEK wrote:

> Taylan Pince wrote:
>> On 19-Sep-06, at 3:03 PM, PROTEK wrote:
>>> I have not tried the Smart Blaster - But I will buy one even if it
>>> cost a couple dollars to get my Digital Box working.
>>> My time is worth something and there is ZERO good information about
>>> using and IR Blaster.. ( they are a waist of money as far as I am
>>> concerned )
>>> I have been trying to get one working for over 6 months, now I have
>>> just been waiting for another solution to come along.
>>> Every time it comes up here it is just avoided and there is no
>>> "good" documentation I have found that is actually relevant to
>>> simply changing a channel on a STB from mythtv..
>> Does it have to do with your particular setup? It took me only an
>> hour to setup the IR Blaster and I had no idea what I was doing, just
>> followed the directions at http://www.eggshellskull.com/
>> Cheers,
>> Taylan
> Thanks - I looked at most of these setups and this one was by far  
> the most well done..
> www.eggshellskull.com
> But I am using Suse 10 that has LIRC available. From what I  
> understand DON"t try and use it...
> Also the STB box I had before I took it back was a Scientific  
> Explorer 2100 ( if I remember right ) There does not seem to be any  
> remote codes for it..

I found it by following the directions on www.eggshellskull.com

> I also tried the 8300 but it goes to sleep all the time  
> ( Hibernates ) my cable company only gives out crappy old boxes, so  
> yes I am sure this complicating things..

This looks like what you need for the 8300:

> Short and long I could get LIRC compiled and working but never  
> emitting anything useful as far as channel changing.
> I gave up it was just not worth all this hassle for a couple  
> digital channels, There has to be an easier way to change channels  
> for us that have crippled cable boxes..

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