[mythtv-users] DirecTV Notes

Jon jon.the.wise.gdrive at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 21:00:58 UTC 2007

I can almost guarantee directv support misinformed you... I use a D11  
box, and has to figure out that the USB port is just a USB shaped  
serial port, then I had to try a couple different scripts, but the  
one I got worked with both the old rca box my mom had (I originally  
used that, it was a DRD420) and my new D11.


If you haven't been there, try that one.


On Aug 16, 2007, at 9:09 AM, Rod Roark wrote:

> 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.
> Cheers,
> Rod
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