[mythtv-users] Infrared controllers
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Oct 23 22:49:54 UTC 2004
Tony Engeham wrote:
> I've got a Hauppauge 350 card with infrared receiver, but I also wanted
> to control a Cable box with infrared receiver so I put some hardware
> together to transmit infrared by waggling DTR on the serial port.
> Having had a cursory look at lirc it doesn't appear to support receiving
> and transmitting using different hardware. This means that I'm now left
> with 3 options:
> 1) Build a serial receiver
> 2) Fix LIRC to allow transmit and receive on different bits of hardware
This is what I've done.
> 3) Write my own transmitter
> I can't believe I'm the only one to have attempted to do this. How does
> everyone else implement the reception of a remote control and
> transmission to a cable box?
I'm using an ATI Remote Wonder (RF) with LIRC to control my Myth box and
the LIRC "improved transmitter" to control my Dish receivers,
Audio/Video Receiver, and VCR (which are all in a different room from my
TV/speakers. I configured LIRC as described
(you cold use this procedure for other devices/remotes--just change the
lircd.conf as appropriate). It works great.
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