[mythtv-users] IR blaster problems

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Thu Jun 26 19:27:23 UTC 2008

At 10:34 AM -0500 6/26/08, Tony Brummett wrote:
>I ended up disconnecting the IR emitter from the serial port blaster,
>and connecting the wires where it used to be directly to the leads of
>the IR detector in the STB.  Now it's worked 100% of the times I've
>tried.  I was just wondering, if anyone happens to know, if it would
>be a good idea to put a resistor or diode somewhere in the line to
>prevent an overvoltage problem?

Personally, I'd rather spend $.50 on an opto-isolator and not have to 
worry about one part or the other getting fried. That's what I did 
early on with my Dish receivers, and it worked very well.
Dan Wilga                                                        "Ook."

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