[mythtv-users] Mountable IR receiver
mcbrides9 at comcast.net
Wed Jan 25 03:34:12 UTC 2006
On Tuesday 24 January 2006 22:11, Kevin Venkiteswaran wrote:
> > >James C. Dastrup wrote:
> > >> Is anyone aware of an IR receiver that is designed to be mounted
> > >> in an external drive bay? Either a full-size 5.25" bay or a floppy
> > >> bay would be fine. I may have to make my own, but I'd rather pay
> > >> for a more professional looking solution.
> > >
> > >Google on Soundgraph iMon. There are various internal and external
> > >versions of an IR receiver/VFD combo. The IR/VFD units are the ones in
> > >the Silverstone line of cases and the drivers are available in lirc.
> > Nice stuff, thanks. Of course, it's a little pricey for a simple IR
> > receiver, since I don't really need the remote, much less the VFD. Might
> > as well buy another Silverstone case, which I already with another
> > frontend. Trying to make use of leftover/cheaper stuff for the kids TV.
> > But I'll definitely keep this in mind.
> I'm not clear on why you want it to fit in an external drive bay -- but
> if you're just looking for an IR receiver in a nice case check out
> http://www.home-electro.com/ira3.php. They offer an OEM model which
> comes without a shiny black case if you want to mount it in an existing
> They are a little pricey but they work flawlessly with lirc, have their
> own micro-controller to avoid polling by the cpu (minimal as it may be),
> and use standard ethernet cable to transmit the signal (the upside being
> that you can get around the serial cable length issue; I run mine
> through more than 75 feet of cable through multiple walls and floors).
Wow! Nice... yeah a bit pricey, but boy they look good.
Thanks for the link... Ill be spending my "salt" there for sure.
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