[mythtv-users] IR Transmitter
dan at milkcarton.com
Mon Apr 5 19:27:20 EDT 2004
Rick, if you search the archives, I had a half dozen other people have
described in intricate detail how to build the simple transmitter. No
knowledge of electronics required.
rick-myth at perlmonkey.org wrote:
>Hey guys, I'm pretty new to mythtv, I'm about to build my mythtv box, Just
>waiting for the PVR-350 and the case =). Anyway, to my question. I've
>been going through the documentation and the myth-user archives to find
>out what exactly I need to control my digital cable box, and the answer I
>have found is a Serial -> IR Transmitter. My search for one of these has
>led me to two possible solutions
>1. Make my own as per the lirc website. Unfortunately my knowledge of
>electronics is very low, and I don't feel confident in doing such.
>2. Buy one from http://www.irtrans.de/ as lirc also suggest. I'm having a
>few issues w/ this. There are several items there, and I'm not quite sure
>which one is what I need. Second, it's being shipped from Germany, and I'm
>rather impatient =), and thirdly they seem don't seem to have just the
>cable, but transmitters that seem to be excessive (not to mention
>expensive, when you add it all the VAT and Shipping to the US).
>I know this might be a little off topic, but can anyone recommend a
>commercially available SERIAL -> IR Cable or Transmitter that works well
>with a MythTV Setup?
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