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

Philip Isaacs showcasefloyd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 21:00:46 UTC 2014

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 4:38 PM, Peter Bennett <cats22 at comcast.net> wrote:
>> > @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.
>> Peter
@Erik. Actually when I look my iPhone  (this is the only digital camera I
own) and point it at the front of my Cable box I do not see anything
blinking. Should it be blinking constantly or only when I click at button
on my remote.  I did check that in the set up menu for the Cable Box it
does say "IR Blaster: Yes". but it's not working for me.

As to not needing any IR Receiver with the Cable Box. I believe you but
I've read many,many posts on Comcasts forums that keep telling me otherwise.





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