[mythtv-users] OT: USB to Serial cable and LIRC

Carl Fongheiser carlfongheiser at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 03:40:21 UTC 2006

On 9/18/06, Jonathan Smith <jonathanlsmith at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have been doing some googling on this topic and coming up with mixed
> results.  I know that the LIRC FAQ says that USB to Serial does not
> work, but there were some that say they got it working.  Most of the
> discussions drop off from 2 years ago and was wondering it is possible
> to use a USB to Serial adapter with Lirc?  My ultimate goal is to move
> my BE/FE down to my basement and just feed the S-Video, Audio and IR
> through the floor, feeding my TV on the main floor, my only sticking
> point is the IR receiver.  I have found long run IR receivers using
> serial for Lirc and the reason I am posting.  Does anyone have any
> suggestions for an alternate solution that will allow me to run an IR
> recevier around 25 feet?

It's simply not possible with the simple IR receivers of the sort you find
on the lirc home page.  IR receivers that actually use a serial protocol
should work just fine.  Some of the ones that should work are the IRMan, the
IR-3, the UIRT and the UIRT2.

There are also some IR receivers that connect directly via USB, like the
Tira, and the USB-UIRT, although the USB-UIRT isn't offically supported in

Carl Fongheiser
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