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

Jonathan Smith jonathanlsmith at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 11:07:37 UTC 2006

Thanks, I am leaning towards a true USB solution, so I have been
looking into the USB-UIRT capability, I found that there is a patch
for the .7.x version of Lirc and I see many posts from 2 years with
success stories, but I dont see that the patch has been applied to the
latest version of LIRC, does anyone know if the patch has been
integrated?  If not, then I would have to revert to an older version
of LIRC, which doesnt seem to be a good approach.

Thanks again.

On 9/18/06, Carl Fongheiser <carlfongheiser at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> lirc.
> Carl Fongheiser
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