[mythtv-users] Direct TV
James Gutshall Jr
warchildx at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 17:41:48 UTC 2007
Depends on the IRD itself. Some support a "Low speed data connection" but
that is dependend on the hardware, verifying pinouts, and building your own
connection. I cant go into all the specifics, but you can research on your
own if you would like.
Easier than that is to use an irblaster.
you can buy one cheap, or build it yourself. and normal lirc supports them.
Essentially, using a script, and irblaster, and lirc, you can have mythtv
"send" the IR codes to the IRD to have it change automatically. alot of
users have this setup with cable boxes as well as satellite recievers, so
following this path will get you the most help on this list.
PS: For the output LED, I just used the "High Output IR LED" that radioshack
carries for about $2 us. if you are doing this on the cheap, and dont care
about looks, you can wack the end off a serial cable, use a ohm meter to
verify pinouts, and "borrow" the IR led from a old remote control. add a
diode, and you are good to go. Though this is only recommended if you dont
care about the safety of your serial port. otherwise, spend the $20 and get
a nice kit/packaged version.
On Nov 20, 2007 11:08 AM, Micheal Drew <blackprince26 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1....How can I get a serial connection to IRD is there any info on how
> to do it.....
> On Nov 20, 2007 11:00 AM, James Gutshall Jr <warchildx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 1) to change channels, you either need serial connection to IRD (sat
> > receiver), or use lirc (ir blaster).
> > 2) mythgames is for emulators (nes, gameboy, mame, neogeo, genesis, gba,
> > gbcolor, etc). you cannot emulate a xbox360 which probably has more cpu
> > power than 90% of the users on this list use for their frontend box. (
> > 3.2ghz processor, etc).
> > in mythgame, you provide the path to the emulator software you want to
> > and the path to the roms. it is basically just a launcher. It doesnt
> > actually emulate anything (that is handles seperately).
> > -James
> > On Nov 20, 2007 10:47 AM, Micheal Drew <blackprince26 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > OK people I have one more problem maybe two but I will explain in
> > > detail with little confusion as possible. But I have Direct TV in my
> > > house I have the myth tv connect to it but I cannot change the
> > > channels without using my old remote. I have a leadtek Winfast tv2000
> > > xp expert card and using the remote. So how can I change the channels
> > > without using two remotes.My direct tv box is model GAEBO now if there
> > > is another of using the direct tv signal without the box I would love
> > > it. Also,I'm trying to understand Mythgames and how to use it also can
> > > you use xbox360 games with it. Can someone explain to this myth tv
> > > rookie, Thank you .......
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