I've done some research on using a replaytv 5040 with a Directv D-12 and it looks like I'll be ok using an ir blaster as long as I update the IR codes on my replays.
Can anyone confirm if the serial control will also work without using a Paterson USB Translator?
I've been happily using RCA DRD420RE's with serial control for years, but now Directv is forcing an upgrade on me. I hated using the IR blaster in the past as the replay's seemed to sometimes send extra digits or send too slowly on occasion and mess up the channel change, and thus the recordings.
If anybody else is using this setup I'd appreciate any tips you might have - Directv is coming out on Sunday.