[mythtv-users] Remote "lag" question...
gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)
glandix at lloydnet.org
Wed Sep 27 00:06:14 UTC 2006
Andrew Davis wrote:
> 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??? :)
that extra cable is a ir blaster that sends ir signals instead of
receiving them (like the main box does) ... unfortunately the last i
read, the lirc_mceusb2 (or lirc_mceusb if you have the v1 version of the
receiver) doesn't support the blaster part of the MCE USB IR receiver
i remember reading something about the mce driver effectively 'queueing'
IR commands and maybe this has something to do with it? for instance,
on mine, if i hold down the "up" key, nothing happens ... until i
release it ... then, it sends [x] number of "up" commands to mythtv ...
it's really annoying, but as i know nothing about C or kernel hacking, i
just deal with it ...
i did have a similar problem as you, but it turned out to be the MCE
remote (i use a Kameleon w/ the MCE receiver, so the MCE remote is
unused) ... apparently when we were cleaning, my wife stacked a bunch of
books/magazines on top of the MCE remote and it was constantly sending
out a signal :P ... the LED essentially worked in reverse ... it was on
all the time, but blinked off when i pressed a button on the kameleon
... i know you said there was no ir interference, but that might be
something to double check as it drove me nuts for a few days before i
found it! :p
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