[mythtv-users] Alternate IR receiver with PVR-x50

Christopher Flynn flynnguy at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 02:35:41 UTC 2004

Why not just build a serial IR reciever? It only cost me about $10-$15
to build and most of that was shipping. Schematics are over on lirc's
web site and then you could use whatever remote you wanted to.

On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:36:28 -0400, Matthew Conway <wr0ngers at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know that the IR receiver that comes with the PVR-x50's does not
> work with the Tivo remote, but is it possible to modify and plug a
> different IR receiver into the port on the PVR-x50 and get it to work
> that way?  That is, is the hauppage protocol decoded in the receiver
> or the card?  If this is possible, then I guess it might also be
> possible to modify the receiver to work in a serial port and use
> lirc_serial to enable use of the Tivo with the hauppage receiver.
> The reason I ask is that I'd like to use a Tivo remote, but don't have
> a spare serial port to hook up an alternate IR receiver.  I guess I
> could get a USB receiver, but I'm being cheap =)
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> Matthew Conway
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