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How Do I Use IR Blaster with RF STB

I currently have a DirecTV STB working in conjunction with a Hauppauge Colossus 2 card in my PC. I can control the IR-based STB with my keyboard and mouse (I don't use the remote) via IR-Blaster cord running from the Colossus to the STB. Works great. However, I want to change providers to Comcast and their STB is RF based, not IR, so the IR-Blaster doesn't work. How can I convert the IR-Blaster signal from the Colossus 2 to RF so that it works with an RF STB? The converters I see on Amazon and elsewhere are extenders or repeaters that convert IR to RF and then back to IR (which doesn't help at all), but I'm unable to find something intended to simply convert IR to RF. Any ideas?
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If the RF is proprietary your most likely out of luck as I doubt anything will work. Some STB's have IR support even if the provided RF remote is proprietary. If the RF is Bluetooth there may be possible solutions.

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