[mythtv-users] Digital Foxtel Integration (Australia)
martin.conway at gmail.com
Thu Aug 25 02:03:49 UTC 2005
I have been using MythTV with Foxtel for a couple of years. I had no
trouble controlling the old "analogue" set top box with a simple
serial port home brew ir blaster and lirc, but no matter what I tried
I couldn't get lirc to learn the codes for the new pace digital box.
Things may have moved on from then and the codes may be downloadable
off the net by now, but being unable to live without MythTV for too
long I came up with a workaround. I built a buffer/opamp based circuit
to simulate button presses on a cheap jaycar learning remote, which
had no trouble learning the foxtel digital codes. This is controlled
by the parralell port of my backend server.
Sorry I don't have a more helpful answer for you, maybe someone else will.
On 8/25/05, Barry Hee <barryhee at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been a MythTV user in Australia since 0.15 and bought one of
> the first DVB cards available here. I compile MythTV from SVN so I
> think I am a seasoned user. I now hope to integrate Foxtel Digital
> into my system by buying a Hauppauge PVR150 (retail version) and
> connecting via SVideo.
> After searching the forums I am unsure of the following aspects
> regarding IR transmission. ie controlling the Pace DC420 STB via LIRC.
> I did find a product from IRTrans (www.irtrans.de/en/) which seems
> exactly what I am after as it states that it controls Pace STBs
> although its expensive at 99 Euros.
> Has anybody been successfully in controlling the Pace STB via some
> IRBlaster? (homebrew or retail product). Also does the retail version
> of the PVR 150 contain an IRBlaster as it does in the US?
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