[mythtv-users] Serial DCT Control (dct2224/dct2524)
myth at phresh.net
Sun Dec 18 18:31:50 EST 2005
Can you be more specific please?
[mythtv at mitch contrib]$ ls
On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 15:27 -0800, Ian Forde wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-12-18 at 15:45 -0700, Chris wrote:
> > I've been trying for some time now to get serial channel changing
> > working, hopefully someone here can provide me with some insight into
> > the whole problem.
> > I've got the following:
> > 2x Motorola DCT-2224, firmware version: 7.93
> > 1x Motorola DCT-2524, firmware version: 2.54
> > I've tried a few different scripts to just try and change the channel
> > for now, none of which seem to work. When I connect the serial port of a
> > windows box to these DCTs, hitting enter results in gibberish coming
> > back from the DCT, followed by the f/w version. I assume this is some
> > sort of menu prompt (VxWorks?), the reason I assume this is because when
> > I go through the alphabet on the 2524, different keys produce different
> > outputs. Seeing as I get gibberish from all three is it safe to assume
> > that their serial ports are enabled?
> > When I run the serial cable from the FC4 box to the windows box and run
> > the python scripts, I do get output over in Hyperterm, so it looks like
> > I'm sending the data out.
> > I remember reading in one of the python scripts that it wanted v2.2, but
> > on my new FC4 box, I have python 2.4 installed, should this be an issue?
> Mmm... Just took a look at it - I haven't used (or even looked at) the
> code in a while. Python 2.4 is definitely going to be a problem, IMHO.
> I remember having issues with Python 2.3 as well... Best bet is to use
> the C code in contrib/ instead...
> > I seem to be able to get everything else working except serial channel
> > changing, so hopefully someone will be able to help me out.
> > Thanks,
> > -Chris
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