I picked up a used KVH Tracvision LF for a great price on Ebay and finally got around to hooking it up. I am using a Sony SAT-A50 receiver and it has a low speed data port of 9 pins. An RS-232 serial port looking spot. The tracvision wall plate has an RS22 (telephone handset size) plug. The only adapter I have found was $49.95! From what I gather from the schematics on the Tracvision, no conversion is needed. I could build one for ~$4 if I knew the pinout on the Sony.
Anyone know where to find this?
I have had no luck finding a service manual for the receiver. I am waiting (still) for a response from KVH service department (parts department was great!).
I do not know if the low speed port on your receiver is compatable with your antenna. I do know older DirecTV receivers had low-speed data ports which were used by external stand-alone DVR's like the Replay TV unit I'm looking at just now to control the receiver...
The DVR has the option of controlling a Sat Receiver via said Low Speed Data port or via an I/R Blaster. It controls my digital over the air converter via the I/R blaster.
Nothin adds excitment like something that is none of your business
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The receiver I have is listed as compatible with my dish. But both items are no longer made and support is non existent with Sony and KVH wants me to buy a new dish. I was able to get some help from their parts dept (but they were able to sell me parts...).
The place with the $49.95 adapter will only say that it will work...