[mythtv-users] USB dual channel IR blaster?

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 20:09:44 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> 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.

I tried all combinations.  commenting it out of the transmit mask
section while using both, 1 and 2 for the transmitter, etc several
times.  I hope I'm not that incompetent (but I may be)  :-/

I'll gladly confess to being a dumbass if it works though!


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