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USB to RS232 Serial Cable COM DB 9 Pin Male Lead

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  Good product, price and delivery.

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I bought this to update the firmware of a DigiFusion FVRT145 freeview recorder via it's serial port using my Mac.

On the downside this adapter feels cheaply made, a bit hollow and plastic but at just under a fiver it's reletively inexpensive and it works as it should which is very good. There's drivers included on the supplied mini-CD but they didn't work as both the Mac drivers were corrupt and wouldn't expand/decompress. However, alternatives were easily sourced from the web so it's no big deal.

When used with a Null Modem Cable I managed to successfully update the DigiFusion firmware using my Mac (G4 iMac USB1 connection). The only hassles I had were realising I needed configuring the Mac's network settings for the device and correctly setting up a terminal app called ZTerm.

For this job alone this adapter has done the business, so very happy for the minimal investment.

  Great Product Great service

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Ordered on Thursday arrived on Saturday installed easily on a old label printer under Vista and does exactly the job it was designed for, and saved me having to buy a new usb printer.

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  Ideal Solution...

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USB-to-Serial Adapter does exactly what it says on the tin...
Is used to connect any device with a serial port to connect via usb port...
Sturdy quality lead & connections, Drivers included via CD-Rom, Vista Compatible...
Tested with straight RS232 Serial lead to update my satellite receiver & can confirm it works excellently to update Technomate 1000/5000/6000 series...
Ordered from PlayTrade with quick delivery & packaged well...
All in all, great value for a good product...

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  Ideal Solution...

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USB-to-Serial Adapter does exactly what it says on the tin...
Is used to connect any device with a serial port to connect via usb port...
Sturdy quality lead & connections, Drivers included via CD-Rom, Vista Compatible...
Tested with straight RS232 Serial lead to update my satellite receiver & can confirm it works excellently to update Technomate 1000/5000/6000 series...
Ordered from PlayTrade with quick delivery & packaged well...
All in all, great value for a good product...

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  USB - RS232 Serial Cable

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This cable has allowed me to use any USB Port on my P C instead of the serial port which was around the rear of my PC making it more easy to Plug and Play.
The delivery was very very fast indeed, ordered late on Thursday afternoon arrived first class post Saturday morning, excellent service,. Many thanks

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  Works beautifully, recommended...

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It's one of those "oops" moments when you dig that old serial cable out of your bottom drawer and crawl under your desk only to find your new PC doesn't entertain such archaic forms of connectivity any more (and indeed, nor should it!)

Yes, the excitement of setting up a fancy new telly was slightly dulled by the realisation that I couldn't program my ancient Philips Pronto remote to switch the wretched thing on!

Rather than buy a new USB-friendly remote I tried this gizmo, and it works beautifully.

Although it came in a rather gaudy translucent turquoise colour rather than the black shown it does have 1.5m of good quality shielded silver cable and an additional 9-way to 25-way converter (handy if for some reason you have a desperate desire to resurrect your old US Robotics 14400 modem...?)

The business end of the cable has the 9-way male serial socket (thus replicating the com port on the back of the old PC your mum is now using) and contains the necessary "rosetta stone" PCB and chip within its moulding. The drivers (98SE/2K/XP) for this are contained on a small-format 8cm CD, so if you have a slot loading optical drive I'd recommend checking it will handle this first, or use another machine to copy the drivers onto a memory stick.

Considering it worked brilliantly, cost only £7.30 all-in and arrived well within 24hrs, a 5 star rating is a no-brainer!
I'll just hide its gaudy turquoiseness back in the bottom drawer...

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