[mythtv-users] HD PVR and IR transmitter for channel change (why)

Dave Richardson mythtv at derdev.com
Wed Dec 15 15:38:42 UTC 2010

 On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 07:33:57 -0800, Robert McNamara 
 <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:29 AM, Dave Richardson <mythtv at derdev.com> 
> wrote:
>  Why is the HD PVR IR Transmitter favored over IR
>> transmitting from the BE?
> They are one and the same.  the HD-PVR is just a capture device with
> an IR Emitter.  The backend still controls it as it does any other IR
> emitter.
> Robert
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 But physically, there's a difference between

 HDPVR --> [IR] --> STB
 BE --> [IR] --> STB


 I'm confident that your explanation of functional equivalence is 
 spot-on, but I'm unclear why one got so much focus in the wiki.

 Basically, if I had a "spare" IR Transmitter on my BE waiting to be 
 used or could use the IR Transmitter from the HD PVR, which one do I 
 choose and why?

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