[mythtv-users] dct2000serial script too slow
Mark J. Small
msmall at eastlink.ca
Mon Sep 17 17:18:22 UTC 2007
On September 17, 2007, David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Sep 17, 2007, at 5:39 AM, Mark J. Small wrote:
> > On September 15, 2007, David Brodbeck wrote:
> >> Never mind. I found dct-channel.tar.bz2. That works *much* better.
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> > Even though things seem to be working better for you, I thought a
> > little extra
> > info might be helpful:
> > (1) DCT2000's are frustrating beasts. If you send the keypresses
> > too fast, it
> > doesn't get all of them. If you send them too slowly, it times out
> > between
> > keypresses. It gets to be a matter of finding the "just right"
> > delay between
> > keypresses. Hopefully the script that you found will do that.
> It seems to be a lot more sophisticated than the dct2000serial Python
> script -- it actually verifies the current channel number, makes the
> change if necessary, then verifies that the change worked. It's only
> been in place for a couple of days at this point, but it's been quite
> reliable. It's also written in C instead of Python, which may
> explain the hugely improved speed.
Ahh, you are using a serial cable instead of an IR blaster, you lucky laddy.
My cable company won't enable the serial port on my boxes, so I don't have
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