[mythtv-users] I am thinking of going to DISH
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Thu Jun 14 18:02:01 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 22:32 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> Tim Litwiller wrote:
> > Both p4 machine I could use only have one serial port. I haven't use an
> > rs232 serial port in years I almost forgot about them.
> So you'd need a USB-serial adapter for the second receiver if you went
> that way, if the receivers you used had serial control. That's a couple
> of big IFs.
> LIRC-based blasters need a serial port, and generally won't work with
> the USB-serial adapters. The MyBlaster runs from a serial port, but will
> work with a USB adapter.
> So the only way to control 2 receivers of any type would be with an
> add-in serial card or a MyBlaster with USB adapter for the second
> receiver, or just possibly a parallel to serial converter, but that's
> starting to get ridiculous.
On Fri, 2007-06-08 at 18:05 -0500, Tim Litwiller wrote:
> The wiki mentions a CommandIR mini is anyone using this and can you
> recommend it?
To answer the original question, yes CommandIR supports all the 56k
set-top-boxes including Dish, and will likely save you a ton of time
when you need to control more than one of them independently.
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