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Old 09-14-2007, 10:48 PM
jpaddock3000 jpaddock3000 is offline
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Controlling cable box question

I noticed that on my cable box, it has a usb connection. Is there anyway to control the channels via the usb cable? I'm just thinking of ways not needing to spend the money on the UIRT. That is a lot of money for something that appears to be so basic. If not, what other options are available to controling a cable box for a MVP?

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Old 09-15-2007, 12:46 AM
ke6guj ke6guj is offline
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AFAIK, the only non-IR solutions are serial or firewire tuning. Look for a serial port or a firewire (IEEE-1394) port on the cable box.
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