[mythtv-users] [OT] [Australia] Which USB IR recevier?

Rev Simon Rumble simon at rumble.net
Mon Feb 16 04:49:53 UTC 2009

This one time, at band camp, Jon Whitear wrote:

> What are the options available, specifically in Australia? The lirc 
> site notes support for a couple of commercial USB receivers (e.g. the 
> Iguanaworks USB transceiver, InnovationOne's COMMANDIR USB 
> Transceiver) but they're not sold locally. All the homebrew USB 
> devices look pretty complicated e.g. they include microprocessors that 
> require programming.  I'm looking for a simple, off-the-shelf, USB 
> receiver that's available in Australia. Ideally, it would include a 
> transmitter, and be able to power-on my frontend (but they're both 
> nice-to-haves)

I just bought a StreamZap, because it's well-supported, has 
configurations out-of-the-box and wasn't too expensive.  I bought it 
from the US.

I also spotted a bunch of different Windows Media Centre remotes in the 
local stores.  I imagine some of those must be supported.

Powering on the frontend is unlikely, in any unit.  I suppose you could 
rig something up with an IR receiver and the Wake On LAN header on the 
motherboard, but otherwise you're not gonne get that.

Another option could be any of the small wireless keyboards coming out 
these days.  But they have a lower WAF than a remote.

Rev Simon Rumble <simon at rumble.net>

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