[mythtv-users] So confused. Firewire to STB - channel change script - mythchanger

Peter Bennett cats22 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 27 20:38:57 UTC 2014

> @Pete, I've already scooped an an IguanaIR on eBay. But I'm a bit confused 
> as to why Comcast keeps telling me that I need a IR Receiver attached to the 
> back on the RNG150N for this work. I agree it doesn't make a lot of sense, 
> because of course I can simply point my Comcast Remote at the box and it 
> changes channels, but there are many messages on the Comcast forums saying 
> otherwise. 

> You do not need an external IR receiver attached to the STB, but 
> sometimes it's nice to have one.  It allows more cabling options.  I'm 
> no longer using an IR blaster, but when I was, I did use an external 
> receiver, which I taped to the emitter, and then wrapped that whole 
> bundle in opaque paper.  This allowed me to control two STBs using the 
> same protocol in the same room without IR interference. 

I have used the iguana IR remote emitter stuck to the front of the set top box for a few years and it works well. If you want to control two set top boxes in the same room you may have problems as Eric mentioned. The Iguana can actually control up to 4 set top boxes. 

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