[mythtv-users] more than one capture card
beww at beww.org
Sun Nov 5 19:04:07 UTC 2006
On Nov 5, 2006, at 11:44 AM, brian boyle wrote:
> Hey Folks.
> I have a new question. i am wondering how everyone is handling
> the fact that new motherboards come with only one serial port. i
> recently built a new backend machine which i love except that it
> only has a single serial port. i purchased a Startech pci serial
> port with the expectation that i would be able to use it to control
> my second capture card (that work great in my old system) but with
> no luck.
> so basically am i the only one with this problem. i sent several
> messages to the lirc mailing list and got no love so i have hopes
> that someone has had better luck with this same problem.
> Thanks once again.
By "controlling your second capture card" I assume you mean
controlling an STB that feeds it? Since you mention lirc I assume you
are not controlling a DirecTV box by serial cable but rather an IR-
controlled box of some sort via an IR blaster?
I thought that there was some way to use an IR blaster to send two or
more sets of codes and thus control more than one device. I know you
can use a "MyBlaster" device to control multiple devices through a
single serial port.
You can also control the MyBlaster through a USB port using an
adapter. I would assume you could do this with a standard "dumb"
blaster as well.
A lot of assumptions I know. I'm using a "MyBlaster" because I
decided the $40US that the device cost was a better way to go than
beating my head against a wall for a couple of days to get the LIRC
solution working. It would definitely solve your problem but that's
not to say that other solutions would not do so as well.
More information about the mythtv-users