[mythtv-users] MythTV & Linux Newbie - A few ?'s

Lee mythtv at varga.co.uk
Wed Dec 21 13:20:42 EST 2005

> One more question:
> I've read in the archives that the MCE remote will work, but what 
> about the IR blaster?  Will this have to be replaced with on from 
> irblaster.info <http://irblaster.info/> or similar?
The Windows MCE remote consists of the remote that hold in your hand and 
a receiver which  picks up the Infra Red signals, this a small box which 
plugs into a a spare USB port.

The remote do work, but have issues, in that you need the right version 
of LIRC to make it work...

The receiver also has a couple of socket on the back of it where you can 
plug in supplied IR transmitters that can control set top boxes 
(cable/satellite box) HOWEVER, the IR blaster/transmit function do not 
work under Linux due to a lack of drivers, so if you need to control an 
separate box, then you will need some other IR blaster hardware...


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