[mythtv-users] DirecTV Notes

Rod Roark rod at sunsetsystems.com
Thu Aug 16 16:09:24 UTC 2007

On Thursday 16 August 2007 07:01, David George wrote:
> Did you search the list archives for directv or drd435rh?  I have the 
> same receivers working on mythtv for about the last 4 years.  Made my 
> own cable from dtvcontrol.com like you already found.  Originally I used 
> the rca_control.pl script but when I added a d12-300 to the mix I 
> changed to the directv3.pl script here: 
> http://www.mit.edu/~je18337/directv/directv3.pl .  For the RCA box use 
> '/usr/local/bin/directv3.pl l box_type RCA port /dev/ttyS0.  Change the 
> port to whatever serial port you are using.  Here is an old archived 
> page that I need to seriously update, but there may be useful info in 
> there for you: http://thegeorges.us/mythtv/directv.html .

Thanks David.  Most of my searching was via Google, and yes I did a
lot of that.  It may well be that d10control.pl was not up to the
task, and that I was misinformed by directv tech support.  But since
the Sony works nicely, I'll let that sleeping dog lie for now.



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