[mythtv-users] [Slightly OT] comcast moving to settop on Bay Area - goodbye analog

Mark Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Mon Mar 9 09:18:33 UTC 2009

On March 8, 2009 16:29:40 Mark Knecht wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 10:11 AM, Marc MERLIN <marc_mtv at merlins.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 08, 2009 at 07:13:01AM -0700, Mark Knecht wrote:
> <SNIP>
> >> 3) Is there an IR blaster solution that doesn't require serial ports
> >> and supports multiple STBs tuning to different channels at the same
> >> time? I haven't found the documentation yet. I bought a USB IR Blaster
> >> but haven't gotten it to work with my digital converter. (No time.) No
> >> slots left in my server for a serial card and I aven't found one yet
> >> anyway. Serial is dead in the market. Depending on it here is no
> >> desirable.
> >
> > For what it's worth, I've been doing ok with with USB->Serial converters
> > for other uses. I'm just not looking at buying more to tune analog from
> > D->A boxes controlled via IR blasters.
> $30 to buy each converter, if we can find them, then $7/month for
> STBs. Not pretty.
> Does anyone use multiple USB-IR Blasters to control multiple STBs
> successfully?

I use 2 serial IR blasters with no hiccups.  I did have to create a custom 
lirc module for the second one though.

Luckily, I own my stb's (ebay) instead of renting them.  


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