[mythtv-users] Controlling two DCT700 digital cable boxes

Dewey Smolka dsmolka at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 01:37:49 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 11:14 PM, Douglas Hitchcock
<clarkaddison at gmail.com> wrote:
> I bought the dual IR blaster from irblaster.info, since I have two tuners
> and one serial port... neglected to read the FAQ about how they work.  There
> doesn't seem to be a way to change the remote codes in a DCT700 to control
> two boxes from one serial port, but I haven't actually found a confirmation
> of this.  Can anyone prove me wrong?  please please :-D

How about the simple, low-tech answer: physical isolation. Tape the
blaster end to the IR sensor on each box and cover them with duct
tape. Put a piece of cardboard between the two boxes so the IR signals
don't leak from blaster 1 to box 2. Have the boxes face opposite
directions. I could go on, but I think you get the point.

Unless your issue is that the blasters are both mirroring each other.
But even then, I think you just need to setup lircd to manage them as
separate devices. Unless I'm mistaken, the two blasters are on
different pins and so can be operated separately by lirc.

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