[mythtv-users] mceusb2 transmit problems

Michael Thome mthome at bbn.com
Thu Mar 8 15:53:37 UTC 2007

Had this problem too.  Main thing is to change your set channel script 
to call "irsend SET_TRANSMITTERS 1" (assuming your blaster is plugged 
into the 1 port) before sending the digits.  The other gotcha that is 
apparently rare, but took me more than a week to figure out, is that the 
mceusb2 blaster is very bright - too bright for some receivers.  I need 
to attenuate the blaster LED in order to change channels successfully 
once everything was installed.


Oliver Brown wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a HVR-1300 which came with the MCE USB IR receiver/blaster (the
> newest one). The receiving part works fine but I can't get the blaster
> part to work (with Sky in the UK incidentally). I'm using MythDora 3.2
> which has a version of lirc_mceusb2 which the wiki says should work
> (http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/MCE_Remote).
> If I use irw, button presses from both remotes (the Hauppauge one and
> the Sky one) are correctly recognised. irsend though doesn't do
> anything - it doesn't even make the red light on the blaster flash.
> Is there some extra step I need to take to enable transmitting? Most
> things I've read (including the wiki page) focus on setting up
> receiving and then imply that transmitting will just work...

*Michael Thome*
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