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DCT 6200 support
« on: January 05, 2008, 06:56:00 am »
What is the best way to connect my DCT 6200 cable box.

Is there improved firewire support



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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2008, 07:33:25 am »
right now? we have no direct DCE device for the DCT-6200, so the best way is currently via IR....

althouuugghh....

it is very doable to make a native firewire device that can control both the DCT6200 and DCT6412 via firewire as a DCE device that both LinuxMCE and MythTV can control....

anyone want to take a crack at it? or should I? I figured i'd use the code from the 6200ch.c changer as a start.

-Thom


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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2008, 08:07:16 am »
for now tho... just use the DCT6412 device template, by adding it manually in the setup wizard...device category PVR.

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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 05:34:04 pm »
I had a DCT-6200 early in 2007 and improved the Firewire control of the box by MythTV to the point where I was happy with it. But this code is only in MythTV SVN, not in trunk. We're hoping to do a MythTV release in Feb/March, and I'll generate LinuxMCE packages for this shortly after the release.

The MythTV 0.20.2+fixes in LinuxMCE 710 can control a DCT-6200 via firewire, but the setup is problematic and sometimes needs to be reconfigured after the DCT-6200 is rebooted or another device is added to the bus (I used a Firewire hard drive to test the fix which is in the next MythTV release.)

For now, I would recommend Thom's solution of using IR control.

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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 06:41:29 pm »
danielk: when someone figures out a stable way to control via firewire, we should turn it into a DCE device, IMHO.

-Thom

(this way, it could even be possible to use even the LiveTV portions of it directly in the system without an intermediate tuner)


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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 05:31:20 pm »
Thanks guys got it working with ir now.

Is it me or is the ir a little flaky or is it how I am placing the ir blaster.

I am using a USBIRT and the blaster that came with my mce remote.
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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 06:50:42 pm »
I would recommend getting a Xantech 286 double emitter.....and affixing the emitter to the window of the cable box... increases reliability a ton.

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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2008, 12:35:45 am »
tkmedia, what MCE remote are you using. Can you provide some details as to how you got the blaster that comes with the remote to work. I was under the impression from another post (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=3369.0) that the blasters that come with MCE remotes wasn't supported by LMCE.Thanks
« Last Edit: January 08, 2008, 12:39:16 am by lon22 »

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Re: DCT 6200 support
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2008, 07:03:40 am »
I am using the MCE remote with an USB-IRT (not the reciver that came with the remote) and pluged the ir blaster that came with the mce remote into the USB-IRT



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