[mythtv-users] Scientific Atlanta 3250 and an IR blaster

mikp mikpolniak at roadrunner.com
Sun Nov 15 11:14:22 UTC 2009

On Sun, 15 Nov 2009 01:36:59 -0500
John H <arizonamythtv at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does anyone have a Blaster and this STB working properly? Mine seems
> to miss a channel change about 20% of the time and it always is the
> first digit. The STB shows the time and once it receives a signal it
> shows the channel. This process seems to cause my issue. I figured I'd
> just add a "select" to a irsend command in my change_chan.sh script
> and a sleep 1 but this doesn't seem to wake the box. Also if anyone
> has this working what is your sleep delay between digits? Or would I
> be wise to move to firewire instead to change the channel? If so, is
> this more reliable and is there anyway to tell if the firewire port
> works on the STB?

I have been using firewire and sa3250 for about 3 years with no problems, so i can definitely recommend it. I just compiled the sa3250ch.c in contrib  and it worked without any fuss.

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