Serial hookup to Sony SAT-HD200

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  1. sjv

    sjv New Member

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    I recently purchased a TiVo Series 2 DT DVR. I want to hook it up to my DirecTV Sony SAT-HD200 satellite receiver. On page 129 of the TiVo instruction book, #6 shows a Channel Changing connection using the serial connector that comes with the TiVo box.

    It states:

    Use the Serial Cable if: your satellite box has a 9-pin Serial (data) jack.

    Plug the Serial cable into the 9-pin Serial (Data) jack on the back of your satellite box.
    Plug the other end into the Channel Changing/Serial jack (the upper control jack) on the back of the DVR.

    On the rear of my Sony SAT-HD200, there are two serial ports. One is marked: RGB-out (I know not to use that one). The other serial port is marked: Authorized Service Port.

    Do I use the "Authorized Service Port" for the TiVo channel changing serial connector :) :up: or am I doomed to use that IR channel changing device :mad: :thumbsdown: ?

    Thanks
     
  2. classicsat

    classicsat Astute User

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    Try it and see.
     
  3. sjv

    sjv New Member

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    Jul 16, 2007
    Thanks for the response. I did try it and the TiVo could not change the channels with the 9 pin hookup. :mad: I had to use the IR hookup :thumbsdown: ....but at least it works.
     

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