[mythtv-users] Help Setting up serial IR blaster for Comcast/Pace DC50X
bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Thu May 14 15:49:38 UTC 2009
On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 14 May 2009 09:32:41 Greg Woods wrote:
>> On Thu, 2009-05-14 at 08:54 -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
>> > It's sounding more and more like you have a hardware problem.
>> Possibly, but I never could get my IR blaster to work either. There is a
>> recent previous thread with my trials and tribulations with it too.
>> I gave up on it, bought a firewire card, and that worked immediately
>> with 6200ch, and flawlessly with my DCH-3200 cable box. That may or may
>> not be an option for Brad.
> I also gave up on getting a serial blaster to work, but I admit I didn't put
> too much effort into it. I found out about the MyBlasters, which use the
> serial port in the normal manner, and do not require LIRC. I had it working
> ten minutes after I received it, and it has never missed a channel change.
> Because they are externally powered, and do not rely on power from the serial
> port, the MyBlasters put out much more IR energy than a typical serial
> blaster. I can change channels from another room, not that I have any reason
> to do that.
> Unfortunately, the MyBlasters are no longer available, at least not new,
> FleaBay might be a possibility. I'd certainly never consider selling mine :-)
What model is it? Model T-8100?
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