[mythtv-users] OT: IR LED testing...

Dex West dexwest at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 30 02:30:55 EDT 2004

--- Chris Petersen <lists at forevermore.net> wrote:

> Not sure if this has ever been covered on the list, but since I just 
> finished my IR transmitter circuit (simple one), and it was on my mind, 
> I thought I'd mention it.
> For those of you who want to test that your IR LED works (to rule out a 
> bad control script/etc), pretty much any digital camera can "see" IR 
> light.  Just point your camera at the light while it's blinking, and you 
> should see it show up as white light on the camera's screen.  Even 
> better if you have a nice Sony camera with the IR nightshot mode (just 
> make sure to cover up the IR LED's on the camera itself -- they're 
> really bright).
> And on that note, I will now wait patiently until tomorrow evening when 
> I will actually be able to USE this nifty gadget on my new Dish 
> receiver.  Looking forward to a better picture so I can feel better 
> about archiving to dvd.
> -Chris
> PS.  If anyone has working circuit board plans for the more complex, 
> amplified circuit (not just the diagram), please let me know, since I'd 
> eventually like to build one and I can't seem to find one on the lirc 
> website.
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I'm pretty sure you can also replace the IR LED with a normal LED to test the circuit.  What
satallite dish do you plan to control?  I'm currently trying to get my 301 dishnetwork receiver to

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