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ir Blasting in Linux

I never realized how easy I had it by using the serial tuning plugin for DirecTV in SageTV. I recently switched to Verizon’s FiOS for all TV needs, their bundle pricing was too good to pass up. I also purchased a HD-PVR unit to capture HD streams.The only downside is that VZ does not allow for serial port tuning.

On a recommendation I purchased iguanaIR blaster which has suport for up to 4 devices. I set everything up trying different versions of lirc, etc., and finally settled in on the version hosted at Iguana Networks and using their prepackaged server software. With the help of the same friend, he has written a plugin for SageTV which executes a script whenever a tuning call is performed. The script is included after the break. Continue reading