[mythtv-users] PVR-150 IR receiver extension?
gsagers at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 13:18:54 UTC 2007
On Thursday 25 October 2007 00:01:12 Mark Boyum wrote:
> On 10/24/07, Meatwad <meatwad.get.the.honeys at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Glen Sagers wrote:
> > > Might want to stop by your local Radio Shack/Frys/other electronics
> > store and
> > > pick up some heat-shrink tubing - just be sure to get a really small
> > size
> > > (1/8" or less) and a medium size (say approx 1/4-3/8 inch). It makes
> > your
> > > insulation much neater, more compact, and easier than electrical tape.
> > Always a good idea to use a shrink wrap when you know the work has been
> > tested and is final. I simply choose friction tape because a) this type
> > of splice is always hidden from view, b) the mess is much quicker to
> > undo and c) the client will change his/her mind usually thirty minutes
> > after you finish and then again a year later when his/her SO decides to
> > redecorate. Rinse and repeat.
> > I've finally been able to get away for a day and reassembled the studio
> > to cook up some very overdue wiki food. The family room plasma will be
> > getting a permanent frontend one of these days and the machine will most
> > likely end up under the stairs. I'll run the IR today using a PVR-350
> > receiver, two unused pairs of an existing telco run, RJ45 connector,
> > RJ45 keystone jack, and some punchdown/soldering tools.
> > --
> > mw
> Thanks everyone for all of the suggestions. Tonight while the wife was out
> and after the toddler went to bed, I hacked my IR cord apart and spliced in
> a length of CAT5. This worked great! My soldering skills are terrible,
> but the connections will be hidden anyhow. I'm still tweaking the bindings
> to my liking, but that shouldn't take long. Eliminating the need to use a
> laptop to send telnet commands to the frontend should greatly increase the
> Thanks again as I wouldn't have thought to cut up the cord on my own.
And - as poetic justice, I'll need to do the same thing to one I received
yesterday. My older PVR-250 card had no blaster, and it's on my "main" PC,
so I never use the remote with it. Got a new PVR-150, got it hooked up in a
slave backend, and realized that the while the blaster portion of the cord is
long enough to control the DISH box, the IR receiver is only 2-3 feet long,
i.e. not long enough to peek out from behind the entertainment center! Come
on, Hauppauge, give us at least 5-6 feet!
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