[mythtv-users] PVR 150 IR Receiver cable with HomeBrew Serial

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Thu Jun 1 19:29:12 UTC 2006

On Jun 1, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Al Faller wrote:

>>> I just recently seperated my backend/frontend components to two
>>> different machines.  As a result, I can't use my remote anymore  
>>> on my
>>> frontend.  Anyone have any luck using the pvr150 receiver cable  
>>> with a
>>> homebrew serial receiver?  If so, can you inform me to the pinout on
>>> the pvr150 cable?
>> I'm assuming you want to use a serial receiver and go into the port
>> on the PVR card?
> Nope, sorry if I mis-typed....  The PVR card isn't an option on my
> frontend anymore... the card is in the backend which is in my basement
> (Frontend upstairs).

Just as likely that I mis-interpreted what you were asking, as  
opposed to your mis-typing :-)

>   I'd like to connect that IR Receiver dongle that
> comes with the card into a homemade serial connector.  Basically
> making a homebrew serial receiver (as seen on lirc.org) without buying
> an infrared receiver IC.

OK, I see. I'm not sure if you can do that, I suspect the dongle (the  
receiver part of it anyway) is just the IR LED, so you would not save  
very much by re-purposing it.

But I'm not certain of that, and if anyone knows better we'd all like  
to hear I'm sure.

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