[mythtv-users] USB->Serial for controlling DirecTV boxes

Tim Shannon shannon.timothy at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 22:40:40 UTC 2008

I just use ir blasting.  I read a lot before hand that it was "unreliable"
to use an ir blaster to change channels, but I already had one with my
hauppage pvr 150, so decided to try it.  I have the blaster duct-taped over
the direct tv STB IR reciever, and it works fine for me.

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 5:29 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com>wrote:

> Does anyone know where to get older supported USB->Serial converters?
> I've bought several over the past couple of weeks. Apparently, the
> newer pl2303X ones don't work on the DirecTV boxes where the older
> pl2303 ones do. There's no way to tell which chip you have until you
> plug it in and I've already wasted a bunch of money on different ones
> that the wiki say will work including identical ones that I currently
> have working.
> Thanks,
> Brad
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