[mythtv-users] Possible to change channels via USB?

Bob Cunningham FlyMyPG at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 02:21:02 UTC 2009

On 12/14/2009 06:04 PM, Ajay Sharma wrote:
> I have a Scientific Atlanta Explorer 3100 and it has a USB port on the
> front.  So naturally I plugged in a keyboard and was able to change
> channels on the cable box!  So now this begs the question, how can I
> script this?
> Does anyone know of a way to make my system "appear" as a keyboard to
> the cable box and a way that I send send keyboard commands to the box?
> OR should I just get an ir transmitter and go that route?
> Thanks,
> Ajay

I previously posted about my $10 "PHX01RN" remote (check the archives) that has a USB IR receiver that shows up as an HID (keyboard) device.  If the button assignments work for your box, that may be one solution.


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