[mythtv-users] USB-serial cable for Directv control (stupid question)

David McMillan mythtv at davidmcmillan.com
Fri Jan 7 03:11:53 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 2:32 PM, jmk <jmk at foofus.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 14:49 -0500, Stephen Sassman wrote:
>> After reading this for about the 20th time, its starting to make sense
>> (kind of):
>> The DirecTV D11/H20 Satellite set top box contains a USB port that can
>> be used as a serial port to change channels and perform other tasks on
>> the box. To do this, you need the following cables:
> If you have a H21 or newer (not sure if H20 is supported), you may just
> want to skip the USB cable altogether. Check out the following thread
> regarding connecting it to the network and changing channels via its
> "SHEF" (i.e. HTTP) interface:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/457380
> Joe
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Thanks for the info.  This works great.  Wiki article here:

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