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Users / Westinghouse LCD TV Service Port... USB? a cable for it?
« on: August 27, 2007, 10:04:20 pm »
I have a Service port on my Westinghouse 26" LCD TV.. It looks exactly like a USB port, but it is the flat port, instead of the square port needed to interface to a computer. Is there a cable that I could get to be able to plug into this port? I am interested to see if I can send codes to the TV to power it on and off (at the very least, hopefully it exposes as a serial driver that I can throw commands to.)

anybody know of such a cable?

-Thom

5492
also i do understand the issues behind 6200ch with the newer boxes. I got lucky and I have a box that can use it just fine.

I'm needing it because i need it to be able to change channels in spite of not using the firewire to transfer data because I know the firewire transfer mode is unstable, I spent the last 6 months fighting with it, and it comes down to some really buggy DTCP implementation inside the 6200 and the fact that mythtv doesn't know how to slam the thing back into submission without running firewire_tester to purge the entire firewire buss and force it into broadcast mode again.

-Thom


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i understand, but would like to integrate this functionality into LinuxMCE itself so that LinuxMCE can send messages to change the channels even in the LiveTV mode.. or if the cable box is integrated into an AV reciever etc.. just to make things more complete, as an alternative to dangling off a UIRT.

-Thom

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Developers / adding external channel changer (firewire) for cable box.
« on: August 26, 2007, 11:47:33 pm »
I have a program that can change the channel on my Motorola DCT6200 cable box over the firewire. What direction should I go in to adapt it into the DCE system so that it will work inside Pluto/LMCE?

-Thom

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Users / IR Blaster on the MCE edition of the PVR-USB2
« on: August 26, 2007, 08:06:21 pm »
Is it possible to use the IR blaster on the MCE edition of the PVR-USB2? I installed the tuner at the same time as the rest of the system, so I can't tell whether or not it detected it in the devices list... I want it to control my Motorola DCT6200 cable box.

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDIA Drivers too old!
« on: August 26, 2007, 08:02:17 pm »
I managed to get it all to work by installing the vendor drivers first, then basically just letting the avwizard do its thing (I had to change to component output), and at the end of it, replace nv with nvidia..and it worked just fine.. yeah, I'm learning not to circument the boot scripts, very quickly... although I am very quickly learning how this whole system is put together.. it's quite brilliant really...

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: NVIDIA Drivers too old!
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:20:42 pm »
well, when I install the vendor drivers, CleanupVideo totally mucks with my working xorg.conf file that I copied over, and re-sets the card to 'vesa'

every time I try to change it, CleanupVideo changes it back... I commented out CleanupVideo from the Start_X_Wrapper, and it stop messing with it, but I get other bizarre problems.

I have since decided to go back and use my built in intel chipset, and am trying an install process now, although I know i will have to replace xorg-xserver-i810 with xorg-xserver-intel to get my 1366x768 resolution (and install 915resolution into the /etc/rc.local)

-Thom

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Installation issues / NVIDIA Drivers too old!
« on: August 25, 2007, 10:00:04 pm »
The NVIDIA drivers that ship with Pluto/LinuxMCE are too old to deal with my NVIDIA 8500GT card. I can't use any other cards because I do not have AGP slots, so it's not like I can just cram a 6xxx or 7xxx series card in the slot....

Whenever I try to install the vendor drivers, the CleanupVideo script that's part of the Start_X_wrapper (a very clever script btw), basically completely trashes my setup. So I commented it out, however, this still masks the problem that there ARE those of us building new machines that are using very new hardware, that needs to be dealt with....

Paul: is there a way to (a) build a replacement nvidia driver deb so that the pluto stuff will use it (b) modify the pluto scripts to accept my driver selection, or (c) just ignore it all entirely and let me do my #@)$#@)$@# configuring? I have a set of modelines etc that perfectly set this TV to 1366x768 which I spent WEEKS tuning and configuring to the exact timing of my TV....

-Thom

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