[mythtv-users] HD-PVR as IR receiver under Mythbuntu, advice needed

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Tue Nov 24 22:26:32 UTC 2009

On Nov 24, 2009, at 5:16 PM, Johnny Walker wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 24, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Jerry Rubinow wrote:
>>> When you say "non-functional IR receiver", do you mean the driver isn't functioning or the hardware/firmware?  Or unknown?
>> The driver has to poll the IR chip to see if a new signal has arrived. If it doesn't poll the IR chip, you'll never know that a button was pressed, rendering the receiver non-functional.
> I have the HD-PVR and I don't use the lirc_zilog - opting instead to
> control my STB with Firewire.

Yep. I do the same. Well, actually, its not even hooked up right now, since clear QAM and a digital to analog adapter cover 99% of the stuff I care enough about to record...

> The lirc_zilog is only needed if you want to use the IR receiver
> portion of the HD-PVR.

Or the transmitter portion.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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