[mythtv-users] Control Virgin Media STB with lirc

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Tue May 5 11:02:13 UTC 2009

Justin Hornsby wrote:
> Drew, you didn't mention which model your Virgin Media STB is.
> Early Pace cable boxes on NTL & Telewest have IR remotes which use a
> non-standard carrier frequency & protocol similar to (but not
> compatible with) IRDA, so will not work with a standard IR blaster.
> See http://www.redremote.co.uk for a product to translate RC5 consumer
> IR signals to the protocol used by older Pace STBs, or dream up some
> excuse for the cable co. to give you a newer box ;-)
I have used one of these http://www.redremote.co.uk/serial/index.html for some 
time now. These are not quite the same as those in the parent link.

They also don't need lirc, since they have a PIC built into the DB9 socket and 
do all the IR generation internally. You just write to the serial port.


Mike Perkins

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