[mythtv-users] Re: Quality of Capture of HDTV satellite
1canuck2 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 20:29:21 UTC 2004
Yeah Footer, you are a little off the mark, you are creating more work
for yourself, and spending money unecessarily!!
If you are using the IRBlaster, you are supposed to plug it into your
MythTV serial port and, via a second lirc profile, use it to send IR
to the HD satellite box's IR receiver (in the same way your remote
sends IR to the satellite box).
However, the serial input on the satellite box means you DON'T need an
IRBlaster, you should just need a simple serial cable (or is it a null
modem cable?) to do a direct hookup from the serial out of the Myth
box to the serial in on the satellite box, bypassing the need for IR
altogether. Much cleaner solution!
On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 08:49:31 -0800, Geoff Scott
<geoff.scott.mail at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 07:44:07 -0600, Footer wrote:
> > OK, I'm sold. Now I just have to figure out how to do it! My DirecTV
> > Samsung TS-360 HD receiver does have serial out so I assume I could do
> > it either of the two ways you suggest. I was planning to order up one
> > of these:
> > http://www.irblaster.info/
> > plug it in to the RS232 port on my TS-360 and use some code I found
> > from another mythtv-users post (see below) that succesfully got his
> > TS-360 working. Will this work?
> > Thanks!
> > TLD
> Wow, someone might use that code I posted a while ago. Great!
> I'm a little confused though. With that code and a serial cable, you
> won't need an IR blaster. It's an "either/or" situation. Either you
> get the serial port to work, or you use the IR blaster. All my
> commands are being sent over the serial cable and it's working great.
> Myth is happily in control of my samsung sat box.
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