[mythtv-users] OT: IR LED testing...
dexwest at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 02:30:55 EDT 2004
--- Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net> wrote:
> Not sure if this has ever been covered on the list, but since I just
> finished my IR transmitter circuit (simple one), and it was on my mind,
> I thought I'd mention it.
> For those of you who want to test that your IR LED works (to rule out a
> bad control script/etc), pretty much any digital camera can "see" IR
> light. Just point your camera at the light while it's blinking, and you
> should see it show up as white light on the camera's screen. Even
> better if you have a nice Sony camera with the IR nightshot mode (just
> make sure to cover up the IR LED's on the camera itself -- they're
> really bright).
> And on that note, I will now wait patiently until tomorrow evening when
> I will actually be able to USE this nifty gadget on my new Dish
> receiver. Looking forward to a better picture so I can feel better
> about archiving to dvd.
> PS. If anyone has working circuit board plans for the more complex,
> amplified circuit (not just the diagram), please let me know, since I'd
> eventually like to build one and I can't seem to find one on the lirc
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I'm pretty sure you can also replace the IR LED with a normal LED to test the circuit. What
satallite dish do you plan to control? I'm currently trying to get my 301 dishnetwork receiver to
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