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

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Dec 15 02:30:09 UTC 2009

On 12/14/2009 09:21 PM, Bob Cunningham wrote:
> 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.

Not quite. He wants to have the system send commands over usb to the 
cable box. Not aware of a way to do that at the moment.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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