[mythtv-users] USB -> serial ir blaster troubleshooting
mythtv at mikeholden.org
Sat Feb 7 11:52:55 UTC 2009
Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 06 February 2009 09:36:05 Travis Tabbal wrote:
>> Given the price of that blaster, it's probably one of the simple ones
>> won't work with a USB to serial converter. USB just doesn't support the
>> kind of direct timing required to make those work. It can be done with
>> but you need a smarter device on the end.
> Right. the simple blasters do not use the serial port in its intended way.
> They do not use the data lines at all, but rather use the handshaking
> to drive the LED directly, so you need to pulse the control lines in the
> proper pattern to get it to work, something not possible with most
Thanks Brian and Travis for explaining my hardware faux pas!
I'm currently looking at getting an MS MCE remote/blaster, as many people
seem to be quite happy with them.
Yet another remote to stick in a drawer and not use - it can sit alongside
the 3 or 4 hauppauge ones I have, plus all the remotes for the
decommissioned devices, plus the remotes for active devices that are now
replaced by a One4All :-)
http://www.by-ang.com - the place to shop for all manner of hand crafted
items, including Jewellery, Greetings Cards and Gifts
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