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My Sony B55 receiver just went bad and I need to replace it. I currenty have a stand alone Sony 3000 tivo and I use it to control the B55 with a serial cable. I am trying to decide if I should just buy another B55 or buy an HD receiver. I would like to keep the 3000 (it is paid for) controlling a receiver with the serial cable for that works really well.

Any thoughts as to my options?

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I think the newer HD directv receiver cannot be controlled with a serial cable. I am leaning on taking the easy way out and that is to just buy another B55. Maybe someday when the HD dust settles I will make the jump.
 

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All Directv Receivers up to the D11 can be controlled with the Low Speed Data Cable (Similar to Serial, but different connections). The D11/12 and all HD Receivers can only be controlled with the IR Blaster.
 

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Nice of Direct TV to design the newer receivers so they could not be controlled by older TIVOs. At least they could make some cash by designing a converter box to handle the rs232 serial out of the TIVO and make it spit out data on a USB bus which the Directv receiver could understand and be controlled by.

Oh well...
 

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Looks great - thanks. However I think a guy named 4dthinker has asked if anyone has had any luck with this controlling an H20 but no one responded.

Have anyone tried this using a Sony 3000 and had it actually work on a H20??
 
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