[mythtv-users] OT: USB IR Receiver questions

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Feb 24 17:00:19 UTC 2007

On 2/24/07, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/07, John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/23/07, James Pifer <jep at obrien-pifer.com> wrote:
> > > Don't suppose you know where to find this guy off the top of your head?
> > > (who sells the serial receiver for $12.75)
> >
> > http://www.irblaster.info/receiver.html
> >
> >
> > John
> > _______________________________________________
> I have a few of these that I've ordered over the course of a year or
> so.  But with new motherboards coming out, there are fewer external
> serial ports on motherboards.  In addition, the ones that do still
> exist (and are a good choice for a mythtv frontend) have only 1
> (external).  If I need to connect an IR Blaster (serial) to the system
> as well, then I need 2 serial ports (right?).

Mike (at irblaster.info), has this in his FAQ:

Can I use a blaster and receiver on 1 serial port?

Yes, you can use an ir blaster and ir receiver on a signel serial
port, however at this time we don't have any official products to do
this. Some people have bought an ir blaster and receiver and hacked
them to one DB9 connector. We have also shipped a few splitter devices
for beta testing and hope to offer them to the general pubilc soon.
Conact us if you are interested in learning more about this testing.


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