[mythtv-users] Happauge Wintv IR LED

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Jun 16 02:31:37 UTC 2006

On Jun 15, 2006, at 8:13 PM, Chris Ribe wrote:

>>> I have a Happauge Wintv that includes an IR LED (like
>>> the PVR 150 only smaller) -- is this technically an IR
>>> blaster and controlled by LIRC?
>>> What channelchange script should be used to control a
>>> dishnetwork Phillips/Echostar 2700 receiver with this
>>> built in LED and where can it be downloaded?
>> From my experiences with the Happauge WinTV cards' IR device, it  
>> is an
>> IR Reciever only, no transmission, so it's not an IR "Blaster", and
>> can not be used to control a set-top box.
>> Does your DishNetwork box have an RS-232 socket on the back, and if
>> so, can this be used to control the box?
> I also have a PVR-150 that came with an IR blaster and I am having
> trouble figuring out if I can use it.  And no, it isn't an IR
> receiver.  The device is a two headed thing that has an ir blaster and
> an IR receiver tethered to a common connector.
> If anybody has any info on the feasibility of using this thing, I'd
> like to hear it.

The last I heard, which was 5 or 6 weeks ago, there was a patched  
version of LIRC around someplace that was able to use both "heads" of  
the device you are speaking of, both the receiver and the transmitter  

Unfortunately I do not have any info on whose patch it was etc.

So I'd start by checking out the official LIRC site and seeing what  
the current status might be.

Since everybody who has bought a retail version of a 150 recently has  
one of these I'd expect it would have some very active development  
happening with it.

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