[mythtv-users] Which blaster should I use?

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 16 16:47:26 UTC 2010

On 7/16/2010 12:03 PM, Brian Wood wrote:

>> Not necessarily -- some do, some don't. And most (but not all) digital
>> cameras pick up IR, so even that's not a 100%-sure test. Test your
>> camera by using it to look at the end of your remote while pressing
>> buttons.
>>> All three blasters are connected and easily in sight, but none are
>>> actually attached to the STB receiver.  Where did I go wrong?
>> Again, depends on the blaster. Some are powerful enough their light
>> bounces around nearby objects to reach the receiver. Others need to be
>> attached to the IR window of the device being controlled.
> Generally the blasters that are powered by the handshaking lines of a serial port have very limited IR output, and need to
> be attached very close to the receiver.
> Blasters that have their own power supply (usually a wall wart) can output a lot more IR energy, my MyBlaster can be in
> the next room and not LOS and still work well.
> _______________________________________________

Really!?!  Are you trying to get a tan at the same time?

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