[mythtv-users] Controlling two DCT700 digital cable boxes

Douglas Hitchcock clarkaddison at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 01:21:43 UTC 2008

> If the cable boxes both have serial ports on them, and you can control
> each of them individually via serial cable, then you don't need blasters
> at all.  As I understand it, your PC has a single serial port.  So that
> connects to one cable box via serial, then the usb->serial adapter
> connects to another serial cable which goes to the other cable box.
> >From there you can use the dct-channel to control both boxes, and just
> vary the parameter to determine which box you're controlling.  No LIRC
> needed, no blasters needed, no electrical tape, no changing remote codes
> on boxes needed...
oh... yeah that sounds nice, but no serial on boxes, only way to control
these stupid DCT700s is with an IR Blaster.
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