[mythtv-users] IR Blaster and Dish Network: How close does it have to be?
charrig_mythtv at bellsouth.net
Fri Sep 7 15:46:41 UTC 2007
Greg Foster wrote:
> On 9/6/07, Mark (home) <fairlane at springcom.com> wrote:
>>> On 9/6/07, Bearcat M. Sandor <HomeTheater at feline-soul.com> wrote:
>>>> I'll mess with it some more when i get home, but now it amounts to
>>>> "Honey, hold that next to the receiver while i try this code"..."Alright
>>>> let's try this one." This may end in divorce :) I suppose i could just
>>>> tape it temporarily.
>>>> Bearcat M. Sandor
>> I used to have a simple IR transmitter. Diode and resistor. Then I built a
>> USB powered amplified one. Then I taped it to the receiver. At that point
>> it was fairly reliable. Answer is it depends on your ambient conditions. I
>> have fairly bad ambient light. My reciever occasionally gets sunlight on it.
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> With my 3100 receiver (301 in the US), I found that remote address '6'
> yielded the best results... 2 years without a missed channel.
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What version of lirc are you using? What kernel version? What config
file? I have a 311 that works for most part. But ever so often it
misses a digit in a channel, usually the first digit in a three digit
number. Seems more times than not, it misses the number 1 in the first
position. The blaster I used is the second one on
http://www.lirc.org/transmitters.html. I tried tuning it, but still the
same, I get about 2-5 misses a month or so. I've though about using a
hardware carrier transmitter, but haven't had the time, they are said to
be more reliable. The software carriers are affected by cpu load,
interrupts and other things. I have a dual core cpu now, it used to
seem as if it was more reliable on the single core.
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