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

Jarod Wilson jcw at wilsonet.com
Fri Oct 29 03:56:01 UTC 2004

On Thursday 28 October 2004 19:35, Christopher Flynn wrote:
> 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.

Um, re-read what he wrote. He said he doesn't have a spare serial port.

> On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:36:28 -0400, Matthew Conway <wr0ngers at gmail.com> 
> > 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 =)

Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
jcw at wilsonet.com

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