[mythtv-users] Arduino based dish IR blaster

mythtv at blandford.net mythtv at blandford.net
Fri Dec 11 19:11:05 UTC 2009

On 12/11/2009 12:04 PM, Dan Wilga wrote:
> At 9:49 AM -0700 12/11/09, Travis Tabbal wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:36 AM, David Herman <dherman516 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I think the ultimate answer would be a Ethernet bundled Micro
>> controller.
>>> Get rid of the USB/Driver tether, just rely on straight TCP requests
>>> for the
>>> interface. If anyone knows of a cheap dev board platform, it would be
>>> a cool
>> > side project for the Myth community
>> Except that now you need a power plug or PoE.
> Personally, I'd love to have an Ethernet-based blaster/receiver, even if
> it needed a wall wart. The length limitations of a USB cable are a big
> restriction, IMHO.

I have a a USB->cat5e->USB adapter that works quite well.  I have a USB 
IR receiver in my bedroom that controls a mythtv box sitting in my 
office over about 75 feet of cat5.

It works quite well and there is nothing "custom" in the loop anywhere.


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