[mythtv-users] IR Blaster and Dish Network: How close does it have to be?
Bearcat M. Sandor
HomeTheater at feline-soul.com
Fri Sep 7 15:55:02 UTC 2007
Thank you for all of the advice. I taped it to the receiver and it works
You folks are awesome. Now i'm happy with my mythv setup :)
On Friday 07 September 2007 in an email titled "Re: [mythtv-users] IR Blaster
and Dish Network: How close does it have to be?" Calvin Harrigan wrote:
>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. YMMV.
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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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