[mythtv-users] suggestions for usb-based IR blaster
msmall at eastlink.ca
Fri Jun 19 14:49:12 UTC 2009
On June 19, 2009 11:34:14 Jack Perveiler wrote:
> I'm going to be upgrading my old p4 backend with it's serial ir blaster to
> something more modern, and it seems rs232 ports have been deprecated on
> modern motherboards. Rather than fight with making my own header, adding a
> serial expansion card, etc I've decided to come out of the dark ages and
> switch from my serial blaster to a usb-based one. I'm seeing some
> conflicting info on the web though:
> Seems to indicate that blasting works fine on mce remote receiver/blaster
> But this:
>139 Seems to indicate that at least one popular, low-cost mce remote is
> having touble blasting.
> There are other conflicting stories, but you get the gist.
> I've batted heads with lirc in the past when originally setting up my
> serial blaster... no matter WHAT I did I couldn't get one instance of lirc
> to both receive and transmit. I finally had build a second, differently
> named version of lirc following the directions here:
> I'd rather not go through this battle (or similar) again though, so I'm
> looking for anybody with a "I used <fill_in_blank> and it worked like a
> charm". Preferably with mythbuntu, and preferably with a link to newegg :)
> Thanks in advance,
To be safe, get a microsoft branded MCE remote from a couple of years ago.
They are sure to work. A lot of 'MCE' remotes these days show up as hid
devices and aren't as flexible.
Get one where the receiver looks like this one:
I'm not sure about this one, but it may work too:
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