[mythtv-users] OT: USB to Serial cable and LIRC

William Munson wmunson at rochester.rr.com
Wed Sep 20 13:08:43 UTC 2006

Jonathan Smith wrote:
> Thanks, I am leaning towards a true USB solution, so I have been
> looking into the USB-UIRT capability, I found that there is a patch
> for the .7.x version of Lirc and I see many posts from 2 years with
> success stories, but I dont see that the patch has been applied to the
> latest version of LIRC, does anyone know if the patch has been
> integrated?  If not, then I would have to revert to an older version
> of LIRC, which doesnt seem to be a good approach.
> Thanks again.
I use a standard usb to serial converter with a MyBlaster brand blaster 
(www.my.tv) and a 30 foot homemade serial cable. This device does not 
use lirc at all. There is a perl  script that lets you control the 
device and even has a learning mode. The MyBlaster works very well 
controlling the known problem units from Dishnetwork and I have never 
had a channel change failure. Dont limit yourself to only lirc solutions.

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