[mythtv-users] mceusb2 transmit problems
mthome at bbn.com
Mon Mar 12 14:45:49 UTC 2007
Hm - yes, the blaster LED has a visible feedback LED as well as
(possibly integral to) the IR device on the end that gets stuck to the
controlled box. If it isn't blinking, then it isn't being addressed at
all. I'm not certain that the blaster and receiver functions are
completely tied together - it may be that the driver is falling back to
a baseline mceusb set of functionality without transmitter capability.
FWIW, I'm using a lirc build I compiled from the lirc CVS tree - my
transceiver is detected as a SMK eHome, which appears to have been added
after 0.8.1 - I'd suggest trying out the current HEAD... I checked out
my tree on Jan 26, in case you'd like to try duplicating it...
On another note, I had a *terrible* time getting the receiver to grok my
cable box remote - none of the examples worked and irrecord wasn't able
to learn the whole thing - I ended up starting with a pronto recipe and
hand-tuning a lirc recipe based on the pronto timings - then I was able
to get irrecord to learn the critical keys (0-9 and enter)...
Oliver Brown wrote:
> The kit I have is identical to the one in the picture except the card
> it came with is the HVR-1300. Unfortunately the SET_TRANSMITTERS 1
> didn't help (although there were no errors either) . I'd assume that
> even if that was set incorrectly the red light on the receiver would
> still light up?
> I have just noticed a possible problem. During system startup
> something to do with loading mceusb2 fails, but then the line
> underneath says it really just took too long and will continue to
> wait... Although I suppose if that was the problem it wouldn't receive
> On 3/9/07, Michael Thome <mthome at bbn.com> wrote:
>> No - separate issue - the MCE remote(s) that you point at are not
>> generally learning remotes. But the mce USB transceiver that comes with
>> some of the cards (e.g. the Haup pvr-150 MCE *kit* see the USB IR
>> Receiver in the following image:
>> http://images10.newegg.com/NeweggImage/productimage/15-116-631-04.JPG )
>> is a pretty functional multi-channel transmitter as well as receiver.
>> On re-reading, the original message, I'm not sure if Oliver has this
>> thing or a receiver-only - you can tell by looking at the back of the
>> USB receiver module - if it has two sockets (labeled "1" and "2"), then
>> you are good to go, otherwise, I couldn't say. BTW - I have no idea if
>> the module itself has a transmitter in it - I use the separate LED
>> emitter that came with my kit (see image above).
>> Mitch Gore wrote:
>>> I didn't know the blaster worked on the MCE remote. I have hauppauge
>>> MCE remote. Will it work on that model? I kind of looks like the one
>>> on the link but it doesn't have the colored buttons on the bottom.
>>> On 3/8/07, *Michael Thome* <mthome at bbn.com <mailto:mthome at bbn.com>>
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> > 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...
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