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

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Wed Dec 21 14:13:24 EST 2005

Thanks Lee, that's exactly what I figured.  I'll purchase an PVR-150 with
the Hauppage remote instead and get an IR transmitter from irblaster.info.
Much appreciated!

On 12/21/05, Lee <mythtv at varga.co.uk> wrote:
> > 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...
> HTH,
> Lee
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