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#1 OFFLINE   duckland23

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:27 PM

Hi guys and gals .

 

I currently own a directv box D-12-100 Im in need of a Paterson usb tv translator box .I was wondering where I could find one . I cant seem to find one . I wanted to know if you have source for them . Im looking for one . Please help me if you can .

 

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

try this : https://www.google.c...x-a&channel=rcs



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

I checked but come up empty on it .



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:23 PM

perhaps posting in Sell, Buy, Trade forum could help ?



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 05:33 PM

Maybe I never thought of that ,or just find a box that can me used and not be out of date too . Some of the Directv boxes are being discounted . I hear the D-10 box will or work but I would have to buy it my self .



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:27 AM

http://www.mythtv.or...a_USB_or_Serial has a lot of information on this topic.  The key is finding a USB to RS232 adapter that works with linux, then going through the setup properly. Having the right chip set in the adapter so that it works with the linux based operating system (on the DirecTV box) is necessary.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

Or just break down and get a directv dvr....seems you've "invested" a lot of time trying to avoid getting a real dvr from Directv.....



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:10 AM

That'd be too simple?


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

I'm thinking frugality wins out over logic and simplicity at the duckland23 homestead. ;)


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

@car16

 

that sound like too much trouble to do . I was looking over the internet and seen some mods but they seen too hard . I don't want to brick the machine . My wife would get pissed if I did that . She paid for it from ebay to record her shows when she's at work .

 

Yes guys I could of got directv genie but Im trying to same some money right now . Its not in the buget for the dvr boxes . They want like a extra 10.00 or 20.00 a box plus it was a extra 100.00 bucks or so for the dvr's them self . We wanted to get satellite and be in buget . If I had extra cash on had then no problem . But Im happy with television other than time warner cable there canceling analog cable and we needed some television to watch . I cant have my senor father not being able to watch television in this house I live in .

 

So guys the replay tv dvr was a good buy for me . I just recorded G.I Joe last night of it and the picture is great off it Im also betting the sound is 5.1 Dolby Digital too or DTS 5.1 . but my Marantz receiver sr-18 ex is not working right now , Im in the process of fixing her I sould have it working soon with luck .



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:15 PM

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You know Im trying switch the channels on the replay box right . I see a usb to serial port adaptor at radio shack for sale . I would also need the null connector too so it can match up on the replay tv box . I want to automatically change the channels from the replay TV box to the directv box Model D-12-100 . I seen that website you have posted and ,Im wondering if it will work with the cable by its self not needing a computer for this . Im currently running windows 8 on my computer so Linux is not option for me . I heard that you can also load new IR Codes to the photo software on your computer ,But for some reason it wont install . I never see it in the start menu under windows 8 .

 

I think I can try the cable to see if it works . Did anyone on here have any luck with the usb to serial cable . Just wordering so If it don't work , than why should buy it and waste my time it wont work . what I may need is serial converted to usb signal . Because the directv d-12 box is usb right . So im thinking maybe it will work sending the signal to it .

 

What do you think .



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:26 PM

the issue is a chipset inside of USB-serial dongle (I'm using many of these for both providers)

each DVR has set of drivers of such dongle and all of them working with particular chip: Prolific, FTDI, etc



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

P smith

 

So I can buy a cable like and she will work on the replay tv box to switch the channels .Plus the null female connector for the link up on the replay tv box which is a serial port male .I see that the cables have some sort of chipset in them to allow the replay tv box to commutate with the directv d-12 -100 box to change the channels right . am I correct .

 

 

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16812107108



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:13 PM

I wouldn't say the dongle will works ... no info about the chip inside;

I'm using such dongles for DTV boxes with PL-2303 chip



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:14 PM

  • well I ordered  it from www. Newegg.com  I really hope it switches the channels right .

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:39 PM

I seen that website you have posted and ,Im wondering if it will work with the cable by its self not needing a computer for this . Im currently running windows 8 on my computer so Linux is not option for me .
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The linux reference was to the underlying software in the DirecTV (or replay tv) box - it has an operating system of some type, and that operating system has to have the proper drivers for the chip in the USB converter. That is why some will work and others will not work - not the proper driver.  You don't need a separate PC. The USB adapter plugs into the D12 and the other end into your replay.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 11:18 PM

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ok got you . I have to wait for it to arrive at my house from newegg.com. I see also you have to reset the directv box red reset bottom in the access door . I hope when I get the cable it will change the channels for recording shows .



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:36 PM

The "DirecTV Set-Top Box Information for the Installer" document states that the following USB serial adapters work:

 

IOGEAR model GUC232A

ATEN     model UC-232A

BAFO     model BF-810

 

The command code 0xA6 is defined as "Open User Channel" and the description is "Tune to a channel by inputting a channel number.

 

I uploaded this publication to DBSTALK years ago so if you do some serious searching you may find it.  It contains everything you ever wanted to know about the USB port and how to talk to the receiver via this port.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

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You want to give some detail on this ,or provide me a link to it . I am looking on a page that said the model I ordered works . You need one that runs under Linux to get it to work . I have to wait until it arrives at my house on Monday or Tuesday next week to try it . Im hoping she will change the channels from the replay remote and it auto tunes to the channel for recording . If all go's well I should see the channels . One thing is that the usb to serial cable I ordered is usb 1.1 and the box is 2.0 usb . It should be backwards compatible for usb 1.1 .

 

What are you talking about the command code of 0xA6 . You need to program it into the directv box . Im under the impression that when the box reboots from pressing the red button she should see the cable and work fine ..

 

also the replay box has a usb port , but I was told by replay tv its an unused usb port . they where planning a software upgrade for that port but it never happened .Do you think it maybe its active but there not telling us the truth . I was wondering . I have no male /male usb to try it . I don't think there easy to fine too . all you ever see the the regular usb cable in the store .it like they want to program us like the tv box . Not being able to buy what we really want and them selling us what they want . This has been going on for a long time too .



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

The "DirecTV Set-Top Box Information for the Installer" document states that the following USB serial adapters work:

 

IOGEAR model GUC232A

ATEN     model UC-232A

BAFO     model BF-810

 

The command code 0xA6 is defined as "Open User Channel" and the description is "Tune to a channel by inputting a channel number.

 

I uploaded this publication to DBSTALK years ago so if you do some serious searching you may find it.  It contains everything you ever wanted to know about the USB port and how to talk to the receiver via this port.

The key is Prolific PL-2303 chip; a manufacturer of a dongle  is unimportant !






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