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

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 18:42:40 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Brad DerManouelian
<myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:10 AM, Brad Fuller wrote:
>> For what it's worth, the HeadGear USB<->Serial convertor/cable uses
>> the PL2303. I got it at Fry's, kinda expensive though ($20). Don't
>> know if it uses the PL2303X though. I have it installed right now. Is
>> there a way to tell? Let me know, and I'll check.
> $ lsusb
> note the device ID of your USB to Serial adaptor, then run
> $ sudo lsusb -v -d [device id] | grep bMaxPacketSize0
> If you get "bMaxPacketSize0 64" then you have the PL2303X

Ok... don't buy the HeadGear USB<->Serial:

$ sudo lsusb -v -d 067b:2303 | grep bMaxPacketSize0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64

Brad Fuller

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