[mythtv-users] Arduino based dish IR blaster

Alex Williamson alex.l.williamson at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 18:06:34 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 10:04 AM, Alex Williamson
<alex.l.williamson at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:49 AM, Travis Tabbal <travis at tabbal.net> wrote:
>> Except that now you need a power plug or PoE. USB has data and power
>> and it's quite simple to use if you're willing to stick to standard
>> drivers that all systems are likely to have, like serial port
>> emulation.
> Yep, exactly.  Plus given what I've seen with serial data affecting IR
> timing, I'd be afraid you'd need quite a bit of separation between
> blaster and network, such that it'd get pretty expensive.

On additional note here, if you've got a dedicated cat5 run between
the blaster and the PC, a cheaper, simpler solution might be a
USB-over-cat5 extension, that can be found for <$40.


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