[mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder

F P zagor.fp at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 11:38:33 UTC 2008

On Feb 12, 2008 9:55 PM, Fredrik Hallgarde <mythtv at tedde.nu> wrote:
> Start by running irrecord to capture the different buttons of the
> remote, if that gives you a nice set of definitions for the buttons you
> are a step in the right direction.
> after that, connect the scart of the box (which I think is the only way
> to get video out) to your PVR 150 using S-video or composite (you will
> have to check the settings for the box to get the correct signal out, if
> supported).
> Set up myth to use the chosen input and make sure you can watch the signal.
> If you can get that to work the next step is to set up the
> ir-transmitter to send the previously stored button  codes to the STB
> (set top box).
> see this wiki page for more info:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Using_an_IR_Blaster_with_MythTV

I haven't done the irrecord bit yet, but run the "send_power_new.sh"
script found at
Nothing seems to work, which to me means that no codeset is present in
the list of the "accepted" codelist in the firmware of the PVR-150.
Regardless of the codeset, I can try to build my own as for your suggestion.
I see that the codes needed are the RAW codes, so probably I need to run
# irrecord --force

Say this works, how can I bypass the issue of the codeset not being in
the list of the accepted ones?
The list is here http://www.blushingpenguin.com/mark/lmilk/IRcodesets.html.
It's also written that:
>I am only capable of supporting the same devices as the Windows
software -- because the codeset database is encrypted, I cannot modify

I've run the windows software to scan the codesets and nothing
happens, which to me means this Kreatel Tornado/K5 is not supported.
So do you see a turnaround to this issue?

Obviously, as soon as possible I'll try the irrecord --force and let you know.


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