[mythtv-users] Best STB channel changing, IR blaster?

Chris Finley debenbain at gmail.com
Fri Aug 13 18:51:05 UTC 2010

What is the easiest/most reliable method for changing channels on a set-top
box? Is it still using IR Blaster? I have read the wikipages, but the dates
on them are pretty old.

I have Comcast, Hauppauge PVR 500, pcHDTV 5500 and a Motorola STB DCH70/2081
- standard definition, but I plan to get a HD capable one soon.
I don't have an external serial port. Do the USB blasters work well?

I noticed that Hauppauge (WinTV-HVR-2250) has an IR Blaster; a more
expensive route that I would consider if it is the best solution.

Advise greatly appreciated,

Chris (way behind in his MythTV projects)
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