[mythtv-users] Some info on usb/serial converters and H21 Directv box

Scott Harris scott at webhounds.net
Fri Feb 6 05:57:54 UTC 2009

Brad DerManouelian wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2009, at 9:01 PM, Scott Harris wrote:
>> Howdy all,
>>   I recently added a third tuner (HVR-1600) to my setup and needed the
>> standard usb-serial converter for the box (H21).  I wanted to try and 
>> find
>> something local rather than order from the known working ones from the
>> wiki.  Below are the results.  The setup is: H21 <-> USB/serial 
>> converter <-> null modem adaptor <-> mb serial port
>> Micro Connectors, Inc. #E07-160, purchased at Fry's, didn't work
>> Cables Unlimited, #USB-2920, purchased at Fry's, didn't work
>> Dynex, #DX-UBDB9, purchased at Best Buy, worked great.
> Would you mind adding that to the wiki?
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Controlling_DirecTV_Set_Top_Box_%28STB%29_via_USB_or_Serial 
I just finished adding it.  I didn't look to see if there were any style 
guides before
editing, so please feel free to critique or correct me.



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