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RS232 on my SAT reciever

leonardwolk

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As on nearly all of the sat-recievers sold now, I've got a RS232 Com port, what can you do connecting it to a PC? I thought maybe you could use a "terminal emulator" to login/access to sat reciever, but before I go and buy a cable I want to know what can be done.

The reciever that I have is a unbranded one, BUT it uses the same SW as some other reciever(doesn't rember the name) and therefore it can be updated vie satellite(astra19.2) or rs232.
 

w hole

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Hello Leonard

You will probably have to get details of the STB that yours is compatible with before anyone can give you much more information.

A number of STBs [not $ky] use this port to update channel listings and firmware.

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W.Hole
 

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Need more info

Are there any on screen messages stating upgrade ?

Any firmware numbers appear when you first plug the unit in ?

Is there any indication in the manual that firmware can be put into the receiver using a PC. Have you read the manual, is it in a language you understand ?

Without identifying the receiver its not really going to be an easy task
 

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Originally posted by Channel Hopper
Need more info

Are there any on screen messages stating upgrade ?

Any firmware numbers appear when you first plug the unit in ?

Is there any indication in the manual that firmware can be put into the receiver using a PC. Have you read the manual, is it in a language you understand ?

Without identifying the receiver its not really going to be an easy task
Yes the firmware is updatable via a rs232 cable but I was more interested in channel editing and stuff like that.

I got into a menu wih the headline "Unit Information" which says:

S/W Version FTA 161
H/W Version 144560-10

no more details, actually