[mythtv-users] Need IR receiver recommendation

Bubba Slash bubbaslash at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 20:46:31 UTC 2004

On Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:10:27 -0800, Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=80-100-202&depa=0
> 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:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=80-100-651&depa=0
> The Niveus package looks to be essentially the RF ATi Remote Wonder with
> universal IR remote functionality tacked on. Cool.
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Has anyone tried the SnapStream Media Firefly remote with lirc?  Does
it work with the ATi USB lirc driver?


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