[mythtv-users] Where does the remote lag come from?

Michael Wisniewski wiz561 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 14:50:20 UTC 2007

Back to your problem....  ;-)

I ran Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, Feisty, and now Gutsy, and I have never had the
lag you mentioned...  The reason why I said that was because I'm using
MySQL Server 5 and have been for awhile...no problems.

Rick, is there anything else in the room where it could be causing
'interference'?  Did you get a new light?  Is there a bright light on
in front of the remote receiver?  For the PVR-150 (which is what I
have), is the 'blaster' part hidden somewhere so it doesn't blast
signals out?  Is there an IR port on your laptop or computer that is

I'm not saying that the blaster part of the pvr-150 cable would be
sending a signal out...but to me, and I'm no expert, it sounds like
some sort of interference.  Also, since you mentioned that you have
two PVR-150's, what happens if you try to plug the remote blaster
cable thingy into the other card?  Do you have the other remote that
came with the other card?  If so, what happens if you use the other

If you're still stumped, I'll go home and try the irw command with my
remote and let you know if it pauses or not.

Good Luck!

On 9/16/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> Rick wrote:
> > Brian Wood wrote:
> >> Rick wrote:
> >>> Mike,
> >>>
> >>> That was a good idea to try the keyboard.  It definitely had much better
> >>> response.  I also see where pushing a button on the remote doesn't seem
> >>> to generate an action, however, when I run 'ircat mythtv', it is
> >>> responding that way.
> >>>
> >>> Hmmm... not sure if this is relevant, but I guess the more information
> >>> the better.  I have two PVR 150's.  I often wondered if the two cards
> >>> were interfering with each other with respect to responding to the IR
> >>> signals.  Obviously I only have one IR receiver plugged into the card.
> >> Can't help you much, but I can tell you my box has 3 PVR-150s in it
> >> (only 2 of which have IR receivers) and I've never had a problem such as
> >> you describe.
> >>
> >> My previous machine had 4 150s, 3 with IR receivers, and it worked just
> >> fine as well.
> >>
> >> beww
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> > Brian,
> >
> > Just curious... what do you use the 2 ir receivers for?  I just assumed
> > that having one ir receiver for myth was all I needed.  Does it work
> > better plugging both in?
> You misunderstand me. I meant that my two of my present PVR-150s have IR
> receivers, the third does not (it's the MCE version). This refers to the
> receiver electronics on the card, not the external receiver "eye", I
> only use one of those plugged into one of my IR-capable PVRs.
> Sorry for any confusion. You may not have been aware that some PVR-150s
> do not have IR receivers.
> To make things even more complicated, some older 150s only come with an
> IR receiver, while the newer ones have the receiver/blaster combo.
> My point was that there is no apparent problem with having two or more
> IR-capable cards in the machine.
> There should be a law: change the card, change the model #.
> beww
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