[mythtv-users] Need IR receiver recommendation

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Wed Dec 1 05:10:27 UTC 2004

On Tuesday 30 November 2004 07:48, Shawn wrote:
> You want a good universal receiver with 56KHz capability? Go with the
> USB-UIRT with the 56K option from http://www.usbuirt.com/, but be sure
> to get the 56K option. It's supported under linux, there's a forum
> supporting it on the guy's website, he often posts there, and he's just
> a good guy all around. The community is really great around this thing,
> especially since it's just a UIRT!
> This way you save your serial port for channel changing (if your
> cable/satellite handles it), and you can use any of your existing
> remotes, or anything else you happen to pick up. If your cable/satellite
> isn't serial cable friendly, you can use that same USB-UIRT for sending
> IR to it. Cool, eh?

Cool, but them things is kinda spendy. I thought the XP MCE USB receiver was 
expensive at $33 from newegg, but you get a remote too. The earlier link was 
to the newer, more expensive MCE package ($5 diff), not sure what the 
difference is, looks like one more button on the more expensive one, which  
may be for illumination, but here's the cheaper one:


Back to the USB-UIRT... $55 (+ $8 s&h) might be worth it if you need the IR 
transmit portion also though, since it isn't supported on the MCE one. I was 
thinking I might have to get a USB-UIRT, but I don't have any need for 
transmit, so I think I'm going to get another XP MCE receiver, despite having 
no use for the remote. That, or maybe the Niveus package someone else 
mentioned, which comes in at $40:


The Niveus package looks to be essentially the RF ATi Remote Wonder with 
universal IR remote functionality tacked on. Cool.

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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