[mythtv-users] Serial control of RCA DirecTV box -- should I bother?
blwalter at gmail.com
Mon May 7 19:54:14 UTC 2007
H P Ladds wrote:
> Thanks to both Brian and Rich,
> I need to clarify one point: My DirecTV box (RCA DRD523RB) has a nine
> pin serial port connection labeled "SLOW SPEED DATA." The port is not
> an RJ*, but an actual nine pin connection.
> I'm using a store bought nine pin to nine pin cable to connect puter
> to DirecTV box. I'm assuming that the cable is a null modem cable, but
> I bought the cable (as an impulse purchase) months ago while shopping
> a Radio Shack. The packaging is long gone.
If you don't get any response from the box via the directv.pl script, ya
might wanna consider a null modem adapter, just to be sure....
So you currently have serial-serial. Have you tried the directv.pl
script? Just to see?
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