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

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Mon Sep 22 23:28:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Sep 22, 2008, at 3:40 PM, Tim Shannon wrote:
>> 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.
> Yeah, I've got a dual irblaster, but the serial connection is so
> convenient and invisible in my setup. Plus, it works without
> installing lirc (I use an IR receiver whose driver uses its own
> specially compiled lirc instance and I'm not sure I could get them to
> play nicely with each other).
> I just contacted a sales rep from from serialio.com and he's going to
> check with their engineering department on the chip they're selling.

Sabrent?  A year ago, I bought some Sabrent SBT-USC1M adapters, and
they did not work.  I contacted Sabrent, and they had no problem
replaced them for me, with a version with the right chip in them.

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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