[mythtv-users] Advice on LIRC blaster and receiver ?

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Aug 22 14:48:45 UTC 2010

Paul wrote:
> Hello,
> I want to setup a combined FE/BE in my lounge to grab stuff from my sky 
> box.  For a blaster I have thought of building a combined serial one, 
> but a few posts I've seen suggest that might be problematic.  What have 
> others done ?
> Other options are the IguanaWorks USB blaster.  Anyone else have any 
> experience with this ?
I've got one of these - although I'm a Virgin customer. These units also have a 
Sky mode which should handle your requirements.


I don't know if the guy is still selling these, I've had mine a while.

It does it's own encoding in a chip in the 9-pin serial plug, so it makes 
programming simple: you just assign the serial port and your script pumps out 
the digits/commands to the port (as ASCII) as required. Doesn't need LIRC 
(although Jarod may disagree).


Mike Perkins

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