[mythtv-users] Nova-T remote without a Nova-T card?
mat at lessermatters.co.uk
Wed Jul 23 09:12:01 UTC 2008
>> 2008/7/23 mat <mat at lessermatters.co.uk>:
>>> Hi there folks,
>>> Now I have moved my backend into myt garage, I'mkind of left with a
>>> useless (but excellent) remote control. So, my question is: Can I
>>> make use of this remote without a Nova-T card in the vicinity?
>>> I mean, can buy just a reciever card to put in my livingroom PC?
>> You should be able to use the remote (sure it uses RC-5 protocol like
>> most/all other Hauppauge remotes) with another IR receiver. I use
>> cheap homebrew serial-port IR receivers/transmitters, but USB IR
>> devices are increasingly popular and easy to setup.
> I like the sound of a homebrew reciever. I have a bunch of IR LED
> recievers and I want to make use of them. Is it a simple enough circuit?
> Do you have details available? I don't want to go down the boring route of
> just buying a pre-made reciever if can help it! I wouldn't be messing with
> MythTV (or linux for that matter) if I wanted the easy option!
Actually, I already have an IR diode from my card. I also read about,
using the sound card to sample the 'noise' from the diode and decode using
lirc. Has anyone here done this?
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