[mythtv-users] IR Blaster and Dish Network: How close does it have to be?
greg.foster at gmail.com
Fri Sep 7 16:16:06 UTC 2007
On 9/7/07, Calvin Harrigan <charrig_mythtv at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> Greg Foster wrote:
> > On 9/6/07, Mark (home) <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
> >>> On 9/6/07, Bearcat M. Sandor <HomeTheater at feline-soul.com> wrote:
> >>>> I'll mess with it some more when i get home, but now it amounts to
> >>>> "Honey, hold that next to the receiver while i try this code"..."Alright
> >>>> let's try this one." This may end in divorce :) I suppose i could just
> >>>> tape it temporarily.
> >>>> Bearcat M. Sandor
> >> I used to have a simple IR transmitter. Diode and resistor. Then I built a
> >> USB powered amplified one. Then I taped it to the receiver. At that point
> >> it was fairly reliable. Answer is it depends on your ambient conditions. I
> >> have fairly bad ambient light. My reciever occasionally gets sunlight on it.
> >> YMMV.
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> > With my 3100 receiver (301 in the US), I found that remote address '6'
> > yielded the best results... 2 years without a missed channel.
> > Greg.
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> What version of lirc are you using? What kernel version? What config
> file? I have a 311 that works for most part. But ever so often it
> misses a digit in a channel, usually the first digit in a three digit
> number. Seems more times than not, it misses the number 1 in the first
> position. The blaster I used is the second one on
> http://www.lirc.org/transmitters.html. I tried tuning it, but still the
> same, I get about 2-5 misses a month or so. I've though about using a
> hardware carrier transmitter, but haven't had the time, they are said to
> be more reliable. The software carriers are affected by cpu load,
> interrupts and other things. I have a dual core cpu now, it used to
> seem as if it was more reliable on the single core.
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Running on KnoppMyth R5E50 (Linux mythtv 2.6.18-chw-13 #1 SMP PREEMPT
Sun Dec 3 23:47:01 PST 2006 i686 GNU/Linux)
Currently using the 'irblasterd' included with KnoppMyth (which is
I have recently been running on a 4700 with remote address '0'. I'll
see if I can dig up the remote_address '6' config for you.
header 400 6100
one 400 1700
zero 400 2800
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