[mythtv-users] HD-PVR IR Blaster Guide

greg pryzby greg at pryzby.org
Wed Dec 30 16:20:13 UTC 2009

On 12/30/2009 10:28 AM, John Welch wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 8:39 AM, greg pryzby<greg at pryzby.org>  wrote:
>> On 12/30/2009 08:35 AM, steve wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>   >I guess I have some more testing to do. Maybe the 3rd box, if I can
>>>   >manage to relocate it, will be the charm.
>>>   >
>>>   >Thanks again,
>>>   >John
>>> I suppose we should also consider the possibility that you have a bad
>>> emitter. Digital cameras can “see” IR. So if you have (or can borrow) a
>>> camera where you frame the shot using the built-in monitor (vs. looking
>>> through an optical viewfinder) point it at the emitter and set off a
>>> code. You should see it blink. You can also compare the blink pattern to
>>> the one sent by the remote it’s supposed to emulate to see if they look
>>> the same.
>> Or worse.... u have multiple devices and IR transmitters, they are NOT
>> interchangeable in my experience.
>> --
> Thanks to all for the suggestions.  I'm using the IR blaster "cable"
> that came with the HD-PVR (or am I not understanding what you are
> referring to by "multiple devices and IR transmitters").  When I run
> the "send_power_new" script I see the emitter (red light) blink each
> time a code is sent.  Sometimes the blinking looks a little different,
> but it always does something on each attempt.  I think this is good,
> right?

Yep... that means you just need to figure out where to position it for 
the STB to receive the signal.

greg at pryzby dot org
BLOG: http://restonartistree.blogspot.com/
WEB:  http://www.RestonArtisTree.com/
TWTR: gpryzby

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list