View Full Version : How to control a set top box?

October 24th, 2007, 05:02 PM
I need to change channels on my set top (cable) box and am not sure how to go about doing that. I know I need a channel changing script (that is referenced in the mythtv settings), and I think I need to have an entry for it in the lircd.conf, but I'm really not sure.
I've seen a lot of posts using the serial irblaster, but I've got a PVR-150 with the integrated receiver and transmitter (blaster).

Can anyone enlighten me on the process?

Or better yet, does anyone have a channel changing script that they could post?

I've attached a picture of the PVR-150 for clarification.

October 24th, 2007, 06:29 PM
This how-to should help you. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MythTV_External_Channel_Changer?action=show&redirect=MythTV+Edgy+External+Channel+Changer

And if you’re using the latest Ubuntu (7.10 Gusty) this thread ( http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=3620891#post3620891 ) will help as well.
I was having a bit of trouble with the blaster and need to apply an updated ( Unofficial ) package. To get things smoothed out. til an official patch is available

October 24th, 2007, 06:51 PM
wow. looks like you and superm1 did all the heavy lifting.

October 24th, 2007, 07:14 PM
Superm1 is the real muscle.

I just helped a very, very little bit.