[mythtv-users] Sky Digibox serial interface
steve at nexusuk.org
Sun Mar 11 12:11:03 UTC 2007
This might be of interest to anyone else who's using a Sky Digibox with
The Sky box has an RS232 port on the back which chucks out various status
messages in a rather icky packetised protocol.
I've written a daemon which listens to a serial port and presents it (in
a nicer format) to clients over a TCP socket.
I've also knocked together a script that repeatedly sends the "channel+"
button press through LIRC, listens to see what channels get reported back
and updates the MythTV channels database - a big timesaver over having to
enter the channels into Myth manually. (Please read the README and backup
your database first though!)
You can browse the sourcecode at:
Or you can check it out of the Subversion repository at:
xmpp:steve at nexusuk.org sip:steve at nexusuk.org http://www.nexusuk.org/
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