[mythtv-users] Change channel on Kreatel decoder

F P zagor.fp at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 10:26:53 UTC 2008


On Feb 11, 2008 5:57 PM, F P <zagor.fp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 11, 2008 4:51 PM, Fredrik Hallgarde <mythtv at tedde.nu> wrote:
> > F P skrev:
> >
> > > On Feb 11, 2008 12:34 PM, F P <zagor.fp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > >> my decoder seems not to be compatible with lirc and I
> > >> couldn't find a way to let it work with the IR blaster bundled with
> > >> the PVR-150.
> > >> If anyone out there knows how to let a not-supported decoder change
> > >> channel, that would be really (REALLY) appreciated.
> > >>
> > >
> > > I've written this a few hours ago in a different thread.
> > > Thought it would be much better to open a new thread with a proper name.
> > >
> > > Also, I don't remember the decoder model, but the brand is Kreatel.
> > > I'll get the model number tomorrow
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > > Francesco
> > >
> > If you are talking about the Kreatel VIP 1510 (aka Motorola VIP 1510)
> > for IPTV then I can tell you that its possible to control the box via
> > LIRC if you have an IR-Transmitter (such as the MCE IR-blaster). However
> > the problem is that there is no perfect lirc.conf for that box.
> > Let me know if that is the "decoder" you have and I will help you along.
> >
> > Fredrik
>
> I've done a quick serach on the net.
> The Motorola VIP serie 1500 is similar but not the same.
> http://www.motorola.com/mot/doc/6/6343_MotDoc.pdf
> Also, I've found the datasheet for my kreatel on the net.
> I try to attach it here, don't know if it works.
> It's in italian, but at least you can see the image....
>
> On the net I've found a news on Kreatel and Fastweb.
> It talks about "Tornado/K5-terminals".
> http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_2001_June_26/ai_75869815
> That will probably be the model of my decoder.
>
> Ok, surfing while writing.... this is exactly my model: TornadoK5
> http://www.nakos.gr/TornadoK5.pdf
>
> It's linux-based and it has a remote control.... So there MUST a way
> to connect it and control lit through my mythbox, right?
>
> Thanks
>

Fredrik, I confirm my decoder is a Kreatel Tornado/K5.
It's not exactly yours, but your way of setting it up might work as well.

Please, advise.

Thanks
Francesco


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