[mythtv-users] suggestions for IR receiver
bubbaslash at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 18:52:54 UTC 2005
> I have a simular situation and was wondering that to. I have a pvr350
> sensor with a bad plug. I was going to repair it with a new one, but
> if I could just wire it up and use it as a serial LIRC that would be
> On 6/12/05, Steve Tate <srt at cs.unt.edu> wrote:
> > On Sat, 11 Jun 2005, Carl Fongheiser 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.
> > Here's what I'm wondering: I've got a Hauppauge PVR-250, which came
> > with an IR receiver and remote. However, then I decided to stick the
> > tuner in the backend (different room) and have a play-only frontend
> > based on an EPIA motherboard. That means using the PVR-250 remote is
> > a bit of a problem, but I hate for it to go to waste and buy another
> > remote.
> > The EPIA has a CIR header on the board. Is it possible to somehow
> > wire the Hauppauge IR receiver to this block and use it without having
> > the PVR-250 in that box?
> > I've googled a bit to try to figure this out, but haven't found
> > anything.
> > --
> > Steve Tate
> > srt at cs.unt.edu
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Take a look at:
This shows how to wire your existing IR sensor into a homebrew serial port.
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