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    Serial to USB cable

    Does USB to Serial cable work for upgrading the stb from the rear.?
    also, I noticed that the cable is male and so is the back of the stb. would a female to female adaptor work, or do I need the cables, like null or straight rs232.

    If so, which brand is it recommended. I have windows 7, does it windows 7 allow for this.

    Im trying to upgrade a Skyview Max 2000pvr and Viewsat PVR 7000.

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    The usb to serial adapter will work when properly setup. The adapter will provide a straight through rs232 serial connection and a null modem serial cable will be needed between the receiver and adapter. Get one that has a prolific chip set.

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    Very nice. Ill look for that.

    Another question. The small adapter. That is rs232. Female to female. Could that be used instead of a straight cable. Since its connecting stb to the serial connector of the cable.
    Last edited by martin117; 08-20-2014 at 07:42 PM.

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    That would be fine if the receiver required a straight through serial connection but they don't.

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    Very good. Thanks for the info.
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    Have you heard of a cable called plugable. It has a prolific chipset in it. I also have another one. Parallex with a ftdi chip.

    I can't make any of them work. Is there something else that has to be done.

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    Go to belkin and get the 104 usb/serial driver. That for the prolific.

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    I tried it, im going with plan B,

    ill just get a cheap old computer with a serial port. maybe something with XP.

    I wanna get both receievers working, maybe I could rig a wiz110sr to be used with these receivers.


 

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