[mythtv-users] suggestions for IR receiver
markknecht at gmail.com
Sun Jun 12 02:18:51 UTC 2005
On 6/11/05, Carl Fongheiser <carlfongheiser at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/11/05, Mark Knecht <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6/11/05, Paul Harvey <paul.l.harvey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > It isn't a IrDA dongle....it is an IR receiver. When I set it up a
> > > while ago it required the latest version of LIRC, but did work.
> > >
> > Paul,
> > Thanks. So I'll order a StreamZap this evening and try it out next
> > week when it arrives. I've not found anywhere to purchase it locally
> > in San Jose although I'm sure someone must sell them. Guess I'll go
> > Amazon for now.
> > So there's a difference between an 'IrDA dongle' and an 'IR
> > receiver'? I know absolutely nothing of this technology.
> Yes, there's a big difference. IrDA is a data communications protocol
> that uses infrared. The IR receivers being talked about here are for
> CIR (short for consumer infrared), which is a catchall term for the
> sort of IR used by remote controls. It's just happens that a few IrDA
> transceivers can be coaxed into handling CIR as well (the Actisys
> IR-200L, for example.) I don't think any of the USB ones are capable
> of this. The Actisys I mentioned is a serial model, and I don't
> really recommend it; the range is pretty lousy.
> Carl Fongheiser
Carl & Nick,
First, thanks for the info and the links. I'll need to spend more
time reading them. Still the light is not turning on.
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