[mythtv-users] LIRC with a laptop's native IR blaster?

Dan Wilga dwilga at mtholyoke.edu
Mon Jan 9 21:08:43 UTC 2006

This is a common misconception. The IR port built into many laptops 
uses the IRda protocol, which has a different IR LED frequency from 
the kind of LED used in remote controls.

The hardware is physically incapable of generating a signal 
compatible with that sent by most remote controls. It's designed for 
sending data over short distances (about 3 feet), such as PDA->Laptop 
or laptop->printer.
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