[mythtv-users] Serial-USB control of Directv H20
myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Dec 1 14:27:06 UTC 2008
On Dec 1, 2008, at 3:57 AM, Josh wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Dave Badia <dbadia at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an H20 I've been controlling via Serial->USB for 11 months
> straight with no problems at all....
> Flaky indeed :) Yes, at one point (a few years ago), this was
> working reliably with the H20. A few weeks ago, I got a replacement
> H20 from DirecTV, but when I hooked it up I had the exact same
> issues as I mentioned above.
> I then had other issues with my new H20 (some HD channels would come
> in even though signal strength was good), so a tech came out to my
> house. He said the only thing he had in his truck was a H23-600, so
> we hooked that up. The H23-600 has been working just fine for about
> 5 days now without issue. Same PC, same cable, same everything
> Why the multiple H20s units wouldn't work for more than a few hours
> still remains a mystery
> Thanks for the suggestions
> Hey Dave, I got a H23-600 but can't get anything to work.. just keep
> getting timeout errors. What is your cable setup from the H23 to the
Not the original poster but I have been doing the DirecTV serial
channel change thing for a while now.
However, I've had a problem finding the adaptors with the pl2303
chips. They all seem to be pl2303X and the others are "long gone"
according to all the manufacturers I spoke to. Luckily I had 2 pl2303
adaptors from a couple of years ago but still have a third box that I
can't change the channel on because the new adaptors don't work.
By the way, I've got 3 H21's and no issues except rebooting every
couple of months or so when they send down firmware updates which
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