[mythtv-users] Remote "lag" question...

Iohan Reyes ijr at routex.net
Tue Sep 26 19:01:44 UTC 2006

I am not sure about your lag issue... but there is a line in lircrc for
each command called "repeat".  Apparently, the higher the number, the
more times it will take the code that your remote sends.  Worth a shot.

As for our USB IR receiver, by your description it sounds like a Windows
Media Center USB receiver.  The two ports are for IR blasters so that it
can send IR signals out to control other devices (presumably set-top
boxes).  I don't think it would work by plugging into the IR blaster on
your cable box, because in essence, they would be blasting each other...

-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org
[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Andrew Davis
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 2:28 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: [mythtv-users] Remote "lag" question...

My remote appears to lag. There's no IR interference anywhere nearby... 
in fact, it seems to lag from an inch away. The best way to describe 
this is that 1 in 3 button pushes results in action right away. However,

the other 2 out of 3 require I press the button twice. As an example, 
just now I was on "Watch Videos". When I press the down button once 
nothing happens. Pressing it again moves it to "Listen to Music". Going 
back up I have the same problem. Even holding the button down for 3 
seconds has no effect... I still have to press it again before it does 
anything. But the next time I press it (back up to "Watch Recordings"), 
it moved with a single button push. Is this something I can 
control/adjust in /etc/lircd.conf? Is this system lag causing it (I'm 
transfering my 30Gb movie collection over via scp in the background)? 
Perhaps a buggy remote (its not batteries, they're brand new)?

Related, perhaps someone can answer a question for me... I have a 
greyish, squarish USB IR receiver plugged in. The back has two ports 
labeled 1 and 2 with what appear to be 1/8'' headphone style jacks. My 
kit also included a long cable with a 1/8'' mono connector on one end. 
What this for? Is it a "remote/receiver extender"? Do I plug it into the

IR Blaster port on my cable box? Help??? :)
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