[mythtv-users] IR transmitter testing
beww at beww.org
Wed Mar 22 04:07:34 UTC 2006
On Mar 21, 2006, at 8:26 PM, Marco Nelissen wrote:
>> MCM Electronics sells for $2US a piece of laminated cardboard that
>> has a chemically sensitive section that glows when hit with IR
>> radiation. Part # 72-003.
> Their website says that product is no longer sold. You must have
> bought the last one... ;)
>> Not just for Myth, but for testing any remote to see if it needs
>> batteries etc.
>> Just in case anybody's interested, it's sure a lot easier than some
>> of the tests I saw :-)
> Doesn't everyone who has a myth-box also have a digital camera?
> Since digital cameras are IR-sensitive, and are an easy way to
> see if the remote lights up.
Sorry if I got the last one, too bad, it was a good product.
Good point about the cameras.
I have a pair of Zeiss former East-German military binoculars that
were built to spot IR emitters, I guess because of the cold-war era
sniperscopes. They work quite well at spotting IR blasters, but I
suspect you could get a decent digital camera for far less than they
cost. Unless you wanted an excellent pair of binocs I guess the
camera route would be better.
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