[mythtv-users] HD-PVR with Explorer 4742HDC?

Will Dormann wdormann at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 19:04:10 UTC 2019

On 2/10/19 12:03 PM, John P Poet wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 7:56 AM Bob <mythtv at cox.net
> <mailto:mythtv at cox.net>> wrote:
>     My provider wants to replace my current cable box with an Explorer
>     4742HDC. Anyone else using one? Does it work OK with the HD PVR (usb)?
> The real issue may be controlling it.  Are you using an IR blaster?  You
> might need to change the codes it is sending to control the new box. I
> am fortunate that my STB can be controlled over the network, so I don't
> have to deal with IR.

According to
this device has a firewire port.

Aside from my first cable box which used a 9-pin serial port, I've been
using firewire and 6200ch <https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/6200ch> to change
channels, which has worked well for me both on Comcast and Verizon.  I
get a bit more confidence with this method as opposed to something
air-gapped like an IR blaster.


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