[mythtv-users] using an IR Blaster

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Mon Jan 8 10:48:47 UTC 2007

On Jan 8, 2007, at 3:39 AM, Brian Wood wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2007, at 2:59 AM, R wrote:
>> I don't have an IR Blaster, yet.
>> I understand that I can hook up an IR Blaster to my MythTV.
>> So when it comes time record a show from the Satellite set
>> top box (STB), MythTV will send IR signals to the STB to
>> first turn on the STB and then change to the appropriate
>> channel.
>> I understand that I would need to initially configure the
>> IR Blaster with IR codes specific to my STB.
>> Assuming that:
>> A.  The mythbackend system and the STB are in room 1.
>> B.  I am in room 3 on a mythfrontend system.
>> C.  The current channels 1 to 125 exist on my PVR-350 from Comcast.
>> D.  The new channels 300 to 500 exist on my STB.

Just a quick follow-up:

Since you mention Comcast I assume you are in the USA and are using  
DataDirect, good, you should be OK. If the STB is a digital cable box  
you will have to make sure that whatever IR blaster approach you take  
knows what the codes are.

I originally noticed your "gmail" address and I have learned that a  
lot of those are from non-US locations, but not, apparently, in your  

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