[mythtv-users] Not happy with StreamZap remote
b.taber at comcast.net
Sat Feb 3 00:02:59 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-02-02 at 14:55 -0800, MythTV wrote:
> I have two different frontends (FC6 on an EPIA MII 10000 & FC6 on a
> 2.8GHz P4) using the Streamzap remote and have no problems at all.
> The LED flashing looks like there is something else sending a signal
> that is interfering with the remote. The LEDs on my Streamzaps only
> flash when I press buttons on the remote. The Streamzap appears to
> use the Philips RC5 protocol which uses a 36KHz IR carrier. You
> might want to try turning off lights and other equipment until the
> LED stop flashing to see what is causing the interference.
> On Feb 2, 2007, at 1:08 PM, Scott Johnson wrote:
> > After giving up on LIRC with my TV Tuner remote I bought a
> > StreamZap USB
> > receiver and remote and it worked right away on my Fedora Core 4
> > MythTv
> > box. My problem is that it is tricky to use. You have to press and
> > hold each button for just the right amount of time. Too long and it
> > repeats the press. Too short and it skips it. I can tolerate it but
> > it nags me. So that is my first problem. The second is that the IR
> > receiver flashes its bright red LED in my living room 24 hours per
> > day.
> > The LED flashes in Windows too but the remote is much more
> > responsive in
> > Windows.
> > I hoped that the problems were the Streamzap receiver and after it
> > annoyed me enough I bought a second StreamZap remote and receiver to
> > test that theory. At least maybe the red LED wouldn't flash any more,
> > or so I hoped. Wrong, the new receiver still flashes its LED and is
> > just as sluggish in MythTv.
> > Scott
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Check that there isn't wireless activity going in the same room. I've
had a system using IR in the same room as my laptop that was on
wireless. When the IR receiver was in line of sight of the built-in
wireless antenna the IR LED flashed at random intervals. Cover the
wireless antenna and the IR LED no longer flashed.
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