[mythtv-users] HVR-2250 IR blaster: This doesn't look good.

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Sun Nov 22 04:13:37 UTC 2009

On Nov 21, 2009, at 9:09 PM, stefan_jones at comcast.net wrote:

> With help from the good folks here I got my HVR-2250 running.
> I thought I'd check /var/log/messages to see if there was a device assigned to the IR portion of the card. I only found this:
> "Nov 21 13:30:45 localhost kernel: tveeprom 3-0000: has radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter"
> Ungh. I guess the current driver doesn't support the transmitter portion. (The basic HVR-2250 card has a jack for a cable that splits into a transmitter and remote reciever.)
> Has anyone successfully accessed the on-board IR blaster?
> (My system has no serial ports, and the inexpensive serial IR Blasters out there don't work with USB to serial adaptors.)

In theory, it should be relatively easy to get the IR part working, once someone with the right motivation, skills, etc. has one of those cards. Most likely another device that we'll be able to drive with lirc_zilog, once the capture card driver exports the TX part too.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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