[mythtv-users] Dish 311 and lirc
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Feb 10 21:38:36 UTC 2007
On 02/09/2007 10:40 PM, Dave wrote:
> Endaf Jones wrote:
>> On 2/9/07, Allison Jones <allisonannejones at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> However, I was unable to find a codeset that
>>> actually worked with the Dish 311. I googled until my fingers were bloody,
>>> and tried every last Dish 311 lircd.conf that I could find, but it still
>>> didn't work.
>> Have you tried this one:
> You can get a receiver off of http://irblaster.info record the codes and
> then send it back to them as a return when you are done with it.
> Total cost $3 for shipping and you got yourself the config file.
> I found the easiest way to do the recording with this method is to use
> winlirc. Takes about 5 minutes total.
Don't do that for a DISH receiver... It's just not worth the effort and
the product you get is 10000x (approximately) less useful than the
ACTUAL codeset--which Endaf took the time to reverse engineer.
Why you should use Endaf's config (the one on the wiki):
- The codes are correct--rather than "close enough"
- ALL codes are available (in case you ever need to have your Myth
box browse through some of the sys_info pages or whatever)
- There are /discrete/ power on and power off codes (for which NO
button on the remote exists), so you can--assuming you do most recording
in primetime--have a cron job send a discrete power on at primetime - 10
minutes (or so) so you don't keep re-recording "Blackness and Silence"
- It's already done--why re-invent a wheel (especially if you don't
have the time/tools to do it correctly)
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