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DirecTV Cable Box D12 100


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#1 OFFLINE   philpense

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:35 AM

Would like to connect the DirecTV D12 100 box to a digital to analog box. I see no way to do this without affecting the current setup.

Additionally, I would ask about the USB port on the satellite cable box. How can this be used to enhance the user experience. Much thanks in advance for an informed reply.

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#2 OFFLINE   moghedien

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:14 AM

To add the digital-to-analog converter to your setup, you need to place it between your over-the-air antenna and your Directv receiver:

antenna----->(ANT IN)converter(TO TV)----->(OFF AIR IN)Directv receiver(OUT TO TV)----->TV

This will not integrate your antenna channels into your Directv guide; you will have to use the converter's remote in order to tune those channels.

As far as the USB port, it will power a laptop fan, but I never noticed that the D12 got so hot that it needed cooling. The only other use of the USB port is for serial control for changing channels on a Home Theater Personal Computer(HTPC) instead of an IR Blaster:

http://www.mythtv.or...a_USB_or_Serial

#3 OFFLINE   WestDC

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:26 PM

You can also use the usb port to charge any usb device.
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