[mythtv-users] lirc output reliability

Robert Denier denier at umr.edu
Wed Oct 19 11:08:15 EDT 2005

For some reason my lirc output has been very unreliable lately.  I keep
getting wrong channels, particularly sense I went to dish 301 receivers
from the newer model version.

I wonder if it is a timing issue or the IR light isn't strong enough.
At any rate, I thought I remembered a serial device that was perhaps a
little more reliable.  I was wondering if anyone has experience with
dish network 301 receivers and getting two of them to reliably change
the channel.

I'd consider just buying something if it would solve the problem.
Beyond that I guess I need to look at my circuit again.  I'm using
kernel and I believe lirc-7.0 with the typical dish network
instructions.  I think I tried a 7.2 version but it errored so I went

I suppose the question is whether anyone is using a recent kernel and
has this setup.  If so, I could perhaps compare what they have and see
if I can figure out what is different...  This setup used to work better
before so perhaps the 301's need a brighter ir light...

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