[mythtv-users] Help Setting up serial IR blaster for Comcast/Pace DC50X

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Thu May 14 13:52:16 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 3:29 AM, Mike Perkins
<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
> Brad Fuller wrote:
>> I've now got the irsend NOT reporting errors. I found that you need
>> the USE flag "transmitter" for emerging lirc in gentoo.
>> But no flash from the transmitter.
> If you're trying to eyeball the flashes you might not see anything. Two ways
> to get round this: (i) add a low power LED in parallel to your transmitter
> diode, so you can see it or (ii) use a digital camera or webcam, these
> usually have response far enough into the infra red to pick up the flashes.
> (ii) worked a treat for me.

I've been viewing the LED with a digital camera.

Brad Fuller

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