[mythtv-users] OT: DirecTV serial adapter

Peter VanDerWal peter at vanderwal.us
Wed Jul 2 22:02:32 UTC 2008

> All,
>   In my experimentation, I have purchased a USB serial adapter.  It
> works, but after a day or two it stops responding. I can resolve this
> issues by rebooting the receiver or unplugging the USB device and then
> reconnecting it.
> I did not buy one the ones recommend here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Controlling_DirectTV_D11_via_USB#Wo
> rking_around_some_missing_functionality_on_the_channel_change_script
> But it is a prolific chipset.  I was wondering if this is the expected
> behavior, and if I should go ahead and purchase one of the ones listed.

I use the IOGEAR GUC232A, one on the STB and one on the computer.  They
run 24/7 for months on end without any problems.

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