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I'm new to the HTPC thing and I just got one of my two set top boxes set up with a TV tuner. I have a DirecTV D12-100 which I paired with an old Hauppauge PVR-150, and my Comcast RNG110 is waiting for a colossus card. I'm looking forward to having a totally integrated media center.

I set a show to record overnight and the IR blaster failed to change the channel. The thing has a really short range in general and is flaky. After doing some research I decided I want to do the serial control thing for reliability. Both devices have a USB port in back that I assume is for serial. I found some information about the D12 and serial, but I couldn't find anything about the RNG100.

Right now, my plan is as follows:

1 of these connected to the PC:
http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Unlimit.../dp/B001OQURXY

1 of these connected to each serial connector:
2x http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CGwQ8wIwAA#

1 of these connected to each gender changer:
2x http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CHYQ8wIwAA#

Does anyone know if this will work? I'm specifically worried about the following:

1. Is the comcast box serially controllable? Is there a working driver with Windows Media Center? I couldn't find any information about it at all.

2. Is the USB to 2x serial going to be a problem? Do I need to get a 2x serial PCI card instead?

Thanks for any help.
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Monolith
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i7 4790k AsRock z97 Extreme6 Gigabyte R9 290X GDDR5-4GB 2xDVI/HDMI/DP OC  G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL F3-2400C10D-8GTX Crucial M4 128 GB Spinpoint 1 TB TB Seagate 7200 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG blu ray, TSSCorp DVD Corasir H70 Windows 10 x64 Vizio SV370XVT (37" 1080p TV) 
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Generic hp multimedia keyboard SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W ATX12V NZXT Phantom Black Razer Naga 
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