[mythtv-users] Pausing, taking a deep breathe... help with remote please...

Trey Thompson trey at verustech.com
Tue Sep 26 18:43:33 UTC 2006

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> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Davis
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Pausing,taking a deep breathe... help with
> please...
> Okay, I've decided to take a deep breathe, stop and perhaps start over
> with this issue... and try not to assume I know what I'm doing along
> way. :)
> That said, I have a Hauppauge PVR500 MCE bundle that includes a
> remote/receiver. I read on a thread somewhere that its an IR Blaster
> called a "bean bag" and in all honesty, I don't know what either of
> these phrases mean. So, in order to back up and start from the
> beginning, I'd like to make sure I'm using this correctly. Obviously
> there's a remote. A remote is a remote, in a general sense. There's
> a greyish, squarish box that looks like an IR receiver (the front has
> the clearish, red cover). The back of it has three ports... the one in
> the middle is a USB type A port and it includes a USB type A to type B
> cable. Presumably, I plug this into an available USB port on my system
> (port speed shouldn't matter since IR is slower than even USB 1.1,
> correct)? Also on the back of the grey unit I'm calling an IR receiver
> are two headphone style, female ports labeled "1" and "2". Lastly,
> there's a really long cable with what looks like a 1/8'' mono
> connector on one end and something that looks like a black vitamin E
> capsule on the other end. What is this for? What's it called? Do I
> it? (In light of the last question, please consider that I have a very
> simple setup... I split my cable connection so its still running to my
> Cox cable box. I now have a line off the splitter running to my Myth
> and am getting channels 0-99 which I'm quite content with for now.
> while I understand I may need to learn more about IR Blasters and
> when answering if I need this longer cable thingy, please consider my
> *current* setup).
> Thanks much for any help you can provide. My Myth box is working quite
> well except for the remote. After many hours of googling, trying this
> and that, and other frustrations, I figured it was best to step back
> take it a step at a time. Hence, I'm first trying to make sure I have
> the h/w wired up right. For those that care, my issue is that the
> doesn't seem to be communicating with the Myth box, nor with "irw".
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That's the OEM bundle.  Includes a Microsoft MCE remote, receiver and
blaster.  The "box" is the IR receiver, and the 1/8" cable is the
"blaster" cable to control things like cable boxes, satellite boxes,

I have mine (receiver) working fine, let me know if you need any config

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