[mythtv-users] Dishnetwork compatible ir blaster
greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Feb 12 03:24:27 UTC 2010
Brian Wood wrote:
> On Thursday 11 February 2010 06:27:21 pm greg wrote:
>>> I'm using a MyBlaster and haven't missed a channel change in years,
>>> unfortunately the MyBlasters are no longer made. You might try E-Bay
>>> though, but I don't find any there right now.
>> I can't figure why they went out of business..I have been using one for
>> 3 or 4 years and it just plain works..I check e-bay weekly to see if I
>> can pick up another,just in case of an disaster.
>> It takes less than five minutes to set up and the best part no lirc...
> I guess MyTV needed more than one product to stay alive, or there may have
> been other factors, certainly the MyBlaster was a winning product.
> Plus, it works with any Linux-supported USB-to-Serial adapter, which the lirc-
> based units won't generally do. Good thing now that serial ports are getting
> Also has learning capability. Also puts out a lot of IR energy, no taping to
> the controlled device required, and no precise positioning needed.
> A visible LED to indicate transmission as well.
> The only negative I can think of is it requires another AC power plug, but I'm
> happy to put up with that, it' just a great device, as you say, it just works,
> and in 10 minutes.
> Probably the best $50 I ever spent on Myth gear.
> (Also thanks again to Mr. Munson for the perl script that works so well with
> mythtv-users mailing list
> mythtv-users at mythtv.org
I tried to get mine to work with USB,but I never got it going..Are you
using it that way???
Apologies to the OP for the hijack...
Mine did stop working awhile back and traced it to a cold solder
joint..Lets say their Quality Control wasn't the best,the board was a
mess. I went over the whole board and re-solder all the joints...
More information about the mythtv-users