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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Modding the FIOS Motorla DCT700/US for Remote IR

Hello All,

Just upgraded from Comcast to FIOS. Unfortunately the Motorla DCT700 STB (set-top-box) does not have a remote IR receiver, so we are going to mod the STB to accept a hard-wire remote IR receiver.




Here is the original Comcast STB, notice the IR in

Here is the FIOS STB (Motorla DCT700)

The MOD is pretty easy we are just putting another IR receiver module in parallel with the original, here is the IR Receiver data sheet for the Motorla DCT700

Labeled V32238 aka TSOP32238
http://www.vishay.com/docs/82489/tsop322.pdf

Here is the mod

Green wire = Ground = Shield
Blue wire = +VS = Tip
Orange = Data pin = Ring
Carrier Frequency 38 Khz


The "DTA DIGITAL TRANSPORTER ADAPTER IR EMMITER 3.55MM"

Or you can make your own cable at radio shack.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049727


ALL DONE ENJOY!

There is a already small hole for the wires, I can just go in and remove everything when returning the STB.