[mythtv-users] HD-PVR IR Blaster Guide

greg pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Wed Dec 30 02:21:16 UTC 2009

On 12/29/2009 08:34 PM, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 5:27 PM, John Welch<jrw3319 at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Well, that would be a bummer.  I actually looked a little closer at
>> the box I am trying now and the model is a DCH3200, not a DCT3200.  I
>> don't see any mention on the codeset page of any DCH models, so maybe
>> it is too new or something.  I think these are pretty standard boxes
>> for Comcast cable, though, at least in my area.  I think I may have on
>> other older box that I can try, although it will take some juggling
>> around.
>> If there are any other suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.
>> Thanks,
>> John
> Something else worth mentioning is that the emitter range is
> *extremely* short on the HD-PVR transmitter, as reported here.  As in,
> a few millimeters.  So if there's any chance you had the emitter too
> far from or misoriented in relation to the actual IR eye, that might
> be worth checking in to.  Some other folks have occasionally been
> *absolutely sure* they had it in front of the eye, only to find it was
> elsewhere.

that would be me :)

take a flash light and look into the window to figure out where the IR 
receiver on the box is. I taped the emitter right over the receiver. 
FWIW, it is the side the 'paper' (covering the tape) that is placed on 
the STB window (of course, but I have learned to never assume when it 
comes to this stuff).

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