[mythtv-users] Firewire gone - everything 5C encrypted

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Jan 8 04:48:13 UTC 2007

On Jan 7, 2007, at 8:08 PM, Jon Bishop wrote:

> On Jan 7, 2007, at 7:51 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>> I know that some Directv receivers have a serial port which can be
>> used for channel changes.  Does this include any of the newer mpeg4
>> receivers?
>> How reliable is channel changing on either Directv or Dish when using
>> an IR blaster?
> I use a D11 DirecTV  box (just got it last month, so that's their
> current SDTV box) with a null modem plugged into my serial port with
> a usb->serial converter plugged into the box. The directv.pl (gotta
> get the one modified for the D11) works excellent, and the only issue
> I had was trying to figure out how to use the USB port on the box
> (it's actually serial, but accepts a USB shaped plug)
> ~Jon

I'm using the same box. Actually, 2 of them on separate backends.  
Both are extremely reliable with channel changing through the data  
port. I've only ever missed 2 changes in the several months I've been  
using them. (got channel 57 instead of 257 both times it failed)

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