[mythtv-users] Controlling DirecTV H23
dsblakewatson at gmail.com
Fri Jul 24 19:07:39 UTC 2009
This will take a USB port on the Linux computer and make it an RS232 port so
> you can use a USB to serial adapter on the DirecTV side and use a DB9 to DB9
> null modem cable between the two USB adapters.
USB->Serial : DB9->DB9 : Serial->USB
So, I need two cables that are functionally the same, basically, except:
The USB-serial on the Linux side isn't too picky as Linux supports most
> adapters. The USB-serial on the DirecTV is extremely picky and you have to
> use a pl2303 adapter (which have been discontinued, but you may still find
> some out there).
One side has to have a rare chip? Like this?
> As for your next question; No, there is no direct USB to USB cable that can
> be used between the Linux and DirecTV boxes.
Yeah, I read that a lot. Kind of interesting. I guess they're not any more
interested in supporting a third party aftermarket than cable companies.
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