[mythtv-users] USB dual channel IR blaster?

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Feb 25 20:01:54 UTC 2010

On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 11:10 PM, Tony Brummett <brummett at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm starting to gather parts to put together a new backend machine.
> One issue I'm having is figuring out what to do for IR blasters.  I
> need to be able to control two identical set-top-boxes, and they only
> understand one set of IR codes, so I need two independently
> addressable IR blasters.  My current setup uses a couple of serial
> blasters with two instances of the related kernel modules and lirc
> daemons.  I'd keep using that kind of set up, except that it seems
> that modern-ish motherboards only have one serial port anymore.
> I have a usb-based MCE remote (this one:
> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16880121002)
> currently hooked up to a frontend.  The receiver part works great, but
> I can't get either of the two blaster parts to do anything.  It shows
> up in the syslog as a "Topseed Technology Corp. eHome Infrared
> Transceiver"
> Does anyone have an example of a usb-based transceiver where both
> blasters actually work?

That one, with just a little bit of legwork, figuring out if the
transmit mask is simply inverted, I'd wager.

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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