[mythtv-users] irblaster(.info): spoke too soon
Wilfred van den Assem
c.assemvanhaaften at chello.nl
Sat Apr 25 20:11:04 UTC 2009
Greg Woods schreef:
> On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 14:57 -0600, Greg Woods wrote:
>> On Fri, 2009-04-24 at 16:31 -0400, William wrote:
>>> Mike Perkins wrote:
>>>> You might have it too close. It could be overloading the receiver
>>>> chip. Try *not* taping it over the receiver.
>>> That is what I was going to suggest next.
> I tried moving the blaster around to various distances and several
> different angles. Nothing worked. For now I am giving up on the IR
> blaster, I cannot make it work. The lirc_serial module is loaded with
> the correct parameters, the lircd.conf is correct, both instances of
> lircd are running, the blaster does emit some kind of signal when irsend
> is invoked (the Streamzap receiver detects it), but it doesn't work. I
> also tried using the Streamzap configuration with irsend to manipulate
> mythfrontend, that did not work either. The remote for the cable box and
> the Streamzap remote both work fine, so the problem is clearly with the
> IR blaster or its configuration. But the configuration hasn't changed
> since it did work, unless rebooting the box somehow changed something. I
> have also tried manually restarting lirc/unloading/reloading the module.
> No joy, so I am out of ideas. Whatever remains, however improbable, must
> be the truth: the IR blaster is broken in a way that causes it to emit
> detectable, but incorrect, signals.
> I've ordered a firewire card for my system, I will see if I can get
> channel changing on the cable box to work that way. I had that working
> at one point in the past when I was experimenting with firewire
> recording (never did get that part to work reliably and the channels I
> need are not available anyway). If those IR blasters fail this quickly
> and easily, it's not a reliable technology for me so I will have to try
> something else.
You can try a mce remote with 2 transmitters. Works also great for me
and 2 cableboxes.
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