[mythtv-users] semi-OT question about serial port on DirecTV D10
mythtv at webhounds.net
Sun Aug 1 21:17:56 UTC 2010
On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Harrison T. <neptune.h at gmail.com> wrote:
> *Have you tried performing a Red-Button Reset by any chance?*
I hadn't, but it seemed to have no effect either. Does that perform
anything different than a cold boot?
>> Is there some device I can hook up to verify the port on the DirectTV unit
>> still works? Or any other ideas?
> *I've had issues in the past with mine, and ended up having to seriously
> tweak my directv.pl script to get anything to work. Are you able to get
> anything out of the box at all?
> If you have a Windows box, give this software a try (it's free):
> I was able to get this to work even when I couldn't get anything to work
> between the D10 and the MythTV system. This will at least help us determine
> if the connection is good and if the port is working.
Thanks for this tidbit! I installed the software on an old Win XP machine I
have and hooked it
up with all the same cables. After installing the drivers for the
usb/serial adapter, everything
worked perfect! I can do all the functions you'd expect to do. Now I just
need to go back and
figure out why the Fedora system won't play nice. It had been working for
the last year without
any problems. Perhaps a recent kernel upgrade messed something up.
> Quick question: What revision of the box do you have? There are three
> different versions, depending on who actually made the box. You should have
> either a D10-100, D10-200 or D10-300. They are all controlled just a bit
> differently IIRC.*
This one says D10 model 100. There aren't any company identifying marks
such as RCA or anything.
The only name other than directv on the unit is Macrovision.
Thanks again for the help,
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