[mythtv-users] Best deal on premade lirc receivers?

David Ellis david at ellisonline.ca
Sat Sep 3 05:58:29 UTC 2005

Its generally a bad idea to use multiple ir devices on a single machine.

It is possible to chain lirc (have two instances of lirc - one for receive
one for transmit) but I wasn't able to get it to stabilize........it was
also a MAJOR pain to setup.

My suggestion would be to get a IR device that receives and transmits (I use
the USB UIRT www.usbuirt.com) which allows you to send and receive with the
same device and Lirc Instance. Once you have your device - they generally
work with ANY remote - use irrecord to setup the remote of your choice.

If all your interested in receiving IR commands - your audigy is probably
supported (do a google search for audigy LIRC).


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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Best deal on premade lirc receivers?

On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 12:15:22 -0700, Ben Luey <lueyb at jilau1.colorado.edu>  

> If I can plug my friend's business, he sells a High-Power LIRC
> Transmitter/Receiver for $30 preassmebled. $25 if you assemble it. Ships
> from the US.
> http://www.iguanaworks.net/ir/

I've been following this discussion trying to figure out what I actually  
need. So, let me see if I've got this:

1. IR Remote
2. IR receiver on the computer
3. IR transmitter on the computer (because I'm going to be controlling the  
cable box, at least, from the computer.)

So far I think people have put up packages that are just one of the three  
or two of the three (think I've seen remote & receiver and the above  
appears to be receiver and transmitter.)

Now, I have an Audigy breakout box which has an IR Port (and, yes, it does  
go with the card in the machine). Any chance of making that work?

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