[mythtv-users] Comcast DTA direct channel change?
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Mar 20 12:04:45 UTC 2010
Ron Garrison wrote:
> I just received my quota of 2 DTA's from Comcast. They are made by
> Thomson and are model number DCI1011COM. This model has the option of
> hooking up an external IR receiver via an 1/8th inch jack in the back
> (and in fact an external receiver is provided with it). The provided
> IR receiver has a stereo jack and not a mono jack. Not sure what that
> So the question is - can I use something like IguanaIR with a direct
> cable hookup, completely bypassing actual IR? Is there a blaster
> other than IguanaIR that also provides 1/8th inch outputs?
The stereo jack means that the receiver is a standard 3-pin chip using +v
supply, ground, and IR signal out. For your next mission, you get to figure out
which is which... Not to mention which chip...
If you're interfacing, you should only need to connect ground and IR signal to
your opto-isolator/whatever to simulate the signal.
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