[mythtv-users] ir-blaster/ir-receiver question

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Fri Feb 24 06:12:05 UTC 2006

On Thursday 23 February 2006 11:45 pm, Chris Weisiger wrote:
> i purchased a pvr-350 and have tested it in windows xp for proper working.
> i have my cable hooked up to my cable-in on my pvr-350..
> and my cable BOX hooked up to my s-video in and audio in port
> of my pvr-350.
> I have one channel set to channel 3 so i can use my cable box
> for channels that my pvr-350 can not handle on its own.
> Now to the remote wire for the pvr-350...
> I have a hard time understanding the ir-blaster information..
> because I'll have to use one to control my cable box.
> Can I use my wire for my remote that came with my pvr-350
> to control my cable box, when hooked to my pvr-350?

Probably not. I don't think it supports transmit, just receive.
You don't want to use the 350's remote? It's fairly nice as far
as remotes go. :)

> or will I have to get some sort of usb powered one?

Serial, most likely, and no, the USB -> serial dongles won't
work due to a limitation in lirc (seems to have a lot of those).
So you'll probably need a "real" serial port.

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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