[mythtv-users] Actisys IR-200L and Scientific Atlanta 3100

Khanh Tran khanh at slc.edu
Mon Apr 5 11:46:00 EDT 2004


I didn't know that it wouldn't be possible to use the Actisys IR-200L+
with my cable box, but I guess I should give in now and save myself the
headache.  I started the thread on the USB keyboard control of the cable
box, but I haven't gotten anywhere with that.

Someone must have a quick and dirty howto for building an IR blaster
from Radio Shack parts...

-Khanh


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Bradley [mailto:wbradley at bham.rr.com] 
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2004 10:17 AM
To: khanh at khanh.net; Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Actisys IR-200L and Scientific Atlanta 3100

Hey I struggled with this for the better part of 2 months. I had the
same problem with the 3250.  I tried the home transmitter but my
soldering skills sucked and I couldn't get it to work.  I bought the
IR200L , also didn't work (but I knew this in advance).
Solution......Went to cable company (Brighthouse aka Time Warner) and
asked for an SA Explorer 2000.  Luckily they had one.  They were a
little curious as to why I would want the older, bigger, slower box but
gave it me anyway.  Hooked it up and it works like a charm with the
IR200L.  I just got tired of messing about with the soldering iron and
LIRC.

I know this isn't the answer you may have been looking for, but it
worked for me.  Also I think somebody on this list is working on a way
to control these newer boxes via the USB keyboard port, since you can
plug a keyboard in and change channels.

good luck...
bill bradley

On Sunday 04 April 2004 01:51 pm, Khanh Tran wrote:
> Has anyone actually gotten this to work?  I've got an actisys IR-200L+

> and I'm trying to get it to send IR codes to a ScientificAtlanta (SA 
> 4200 explorer) cable box.  I've tried both the lirc supplied SA2000 
> codes, my own irrecord codes from the original remote, as well as the 
> tin foil trick.  Nothing seems to work!  I am using the lirc_sir 
> kernel module.
>
> Thanks to all...
>
> -Khanh Tran
>
>
>
> Carlos Cordero ccstx at charter.net
> Sat Feb 28 13:33:41 EST 2004
>
> Could anybody confirm if the IR-200L and the SA3100 work together just

> by putting some aluminum foil?
>
> Thanks
>
> c.
>
>
> --------------------------
> Can I get pictures of the ir200l with the tin-foil, here I am making a

> list to create my own ir transmitter (I found the thread about 
> lirc_sir
>
> being hardcoded at 38K and lirc_serial not supporting the ir200L) and 
> all I needed was tin-foil. I'll try anything before pulling out the 
> hot
>
> gun.
>
> Adrian Gomez
>
> On Jan 17, 2004, at 12:03 PM, Bill Pinto wrote:
> > I guess not.  It works now.  I have the channel change script set to

> > a
> >
> > 0.2 second sleep and it doesn't fail.  It can be a little picky 
> > about
> >
> > the placement of the IR200L.  Mine works best about  10-12" away 
> > from
> >
> > the receiver.
> >
> > Stuart Felenstein wrote:
> >> So the frequency issue of lirc_sir being hardcoded at 38000 and the

> >> the 3100 at 57000 makes no difference because of the tin foil ?
> >>  Stuart
> >>
> >> */Bill Pinto <
>
> <http://mythtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mythtv-users>
>
> bill.pinto at charter.net>/* wrote:
> >>     I have myth 0.13 running on Fedora (thanks Jarod and Axel) but
> >>     haven't
> >>     been able to get the IR200L to work until now.
> >>
> >>     I followed Robert Wambles HOW-TO but it wouldn't work until I
put
> >>     some
> >>     aluminum foil on top of the IR200L sticking out about 1/2" or
so.
> >>
> >> I
> >>     read somehwere in another post about someone doing this for
some
> >>     other
> >>     problem. It actually works.
> >>
> >>     I am using the stock SA2000 config file from LIRC. I did not 
> >> add
> >>
> >> the
> >>     frequency line, which supposedly doesn't do anything anyway.
> >>
> >>
> >>     BTW: thanks development team.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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