[mythtv-users] IR transmitter and receiver

Kevin Kuphal kuphal at dls.net
Tue Jun 8 22:54:32 EDT 2004

I'm building a second front-end in the basement and need to have an IR 
receiver for it, but I am anticipating using a generic V4L capture card 
(no tuner) connected to my VCR to act as a secondary backend.  If this 
works, I'm going to need an IRblaster type device to send signals to the 
VCR to tune to a particular channel.

My main system is using a Streamzap USB IR receiver and I saw in the 
MythTV docs that the Actisys transmitter is recommended for this task.  
But has anyone purchased an off-the-shelf transmitter and receiver combo 
that works with Linux?  I imagine I could save a little cash by getting 
one of those rather than buying one of each.   I know that building my 
own would save tons of cash but I do not wish to proceed down that road 
and would much rather purchase something pre-built.



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