[mythtv-users] directv d10-300 ... impossible?
pettersen at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 17:03:07 UTC 2005
There's been some discussion about the D10-300 on byopvr, and the
DTVcontrol site (previously linked to re: home media cables) lists the
D10-300 as NOT compatible
Now is that because the serial port is hidden and the DTVcontrol
maintainer hasn't noted the "behind the sticker" issue? Or is it
further disabled than that?
Furthermore, has the whole D10 (regardless of 100/200/300) fixed the
"unable to use serial cable for channels under 100" issue brought upon
by a recent DirecTV firmware update still an issue? (it even snared
the series 2 TiVo STB owners with that snafu/issue)
I too suggest getting a used known good serial controllable DirecTV
receiver off ebay or the like... BUT am intersted in peoples
experiences with the D10-300 and serial control and/or if they found a
code/setting for IR blasting... as the question keeps resurfacing in
Thanks! (hope I didn't confuse the issue or aren't too OT)
BTW, re: the USBUIRT, I don't think you "train" the usb-uirt in the
manner you're thinking -- I don't know how it works as I don't own
one... Also, if you didn't get the 56khz receiving version of the
usbuirt, that could also be why it's not "seeing" your direcTV remote,
but that's just a not-so-educated guess on my part!
On 9/21/05, Jeff Muddy Waters <mythtvlist at muddysmind.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 10:40 -0500, Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> > mstrimel at comcast.net wrote:
> > >I'm trying to get a mythtv box set up for my Mom. She has a DirecTv with a D10-300 receiver.
> > >
> > >I finally found the low-speed data port in the back of the D10-300, hidden by a black sticker ... but has anyone actually gotten the D10-300 change channels using this port? I've seen mention on some other lists that the DirecTv firmware is purposely "broken" to prevent this port from being used. Supposedly this is different from the d10-100 or other models that are known to work. Before I buy or solder a serial cable, can anyone confirm that it will work with the D10-300.
> > >
> > >I already tried a USB-UIRT (before I found the secret port ;) but it seemingly does not pick up the signals from the DirecTV remote. It picks up signals from other remotes just fine, but to "learn" how to transmit signals for the DirecTV, I obviously have to get it to see the DirecTV remote.
> > >
> > >If the D10-300 data port cannot be made to work, can anyone suggest an easy-to-set up hardware solution for this (given my embarassing failure with the USB-UIRT).... would it be easiest if I buy Mom a new satellite recever, and if so, which one is guaranteed to work?
> > >thanks
> > >
> > >
> > http://www.irblaster.info
> > I assume you're talking about changing channels.
> > Kevin
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