[mythtv-users] Finding an IR blaster, really that hard?

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 13:52:33 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> Yeah, "MCE compatibility" doesn't guarantee its a device driven by
> mceusb these days, unfortunately. The thing to do is to look for an
> MCE-compatible device that has transmit support as well, as that's
> highly likely going to be an mceusb-driven device. And yes, there's a
> separate cable that plugs into the back side of each and every mceusb
> device I've seen (all of them I've seen have two blaster ports, but
> most only come with one blaster cable).
> --
> Jarod Wilson
> jarod at wilsonet.com

Thanks for all your help. I found one on ebay for $17 shipped (from
Hong Kong). it works out of the box with LIRC, out of the box with my
STB, and perfectly with my HDPVR (didn't want to use the built in one
for stability reasons). It even has two outputs in case I get crazy
and add another STB.

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