[mythtv-users] Some what OT hardware remote question

Brent Bolin brent.bolin at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 16:32:07 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 9:47 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Brent Bolin <brent.bolin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I also have another receiver that came with a Dvico FusionHDTV.  It's
>> a stereo jack type connection that fits into the Dvico PCI card.
>> I'm wondering if I still have reception problem, if I can use this
>> receiver with the new remote?
>> I'm running Mythbuntu .22
>> When I run the lirc configure command `sudo dpkg-reconfigure lirc`
>> there is an option for -
>> IR receiver IC connected to audio input (EXPERIMENTAL)
>>                      │
>> IR receiver IC connected to audio input using ALSA (EXPERIMENTAL)
>> Has anybody tried this type of connection?
>> Or is there some type of usb/stereo jack converter?
>> When this connection was previsously configured on my back end it was
>> seen as a usb device -
>> Jan  5 20:46:50 myth kernel: [139556.084196] input: i2c IR
>> (FusionHDTV) as /devices/virtual/input/input11
>> Jan  5 20:46:50 myth kernel: [139556.084282] ir-kbd-i2c: i2c IR
>> (FusionHDTV) detected at i2c-1/1-006b/ir0 [cx23885[0]]
> Don't be confused by the shape of the plug.  Just because it looks
> like a stereo jack doesn't mean it has anything to do with audio.
> This type of receiver does not use the audio input driver.  The Dvico
> card has all of the hardware on it to convert the electrical signals
> from the receiver into a USB interface seen by the PC and lirc has
> full support for this device with its own dedicated driver:
> For supported hardware and drivers see:
> http://www.lirc.org/html/table.html
> Eric
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So I'm a little confused.  Can this plug be plugged into one of the
"line-in" or "mic-in" ports on the zotac and then configure lirc to
use it? and or is there a usb->stereo converter that can be used?

Thanks for your reply

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