[mythtv-users] Using Fibre link to extend IR??

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Sat Jul 31 03:32:26 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 8:05 PM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> On 07/30/2010 02:09 PM, Jarod Wilson wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 11:38 PM, R. G. Newbury<newbury at mandamus.org>
>>  wrote:
>>> On 07/29/2010 06:29 PM, Tyler T wrote:
>>>>> A quick google did not seem to retrieve anything likely. Then again, I
>>>>> probably used the wrong search terms.
>>>>> Any ideas appreciated.
>>>> I think you're looking for an "IR Extender", "IR Repeater" or
>>>> "Multi-room remote".
>>>> To be honest though, it's probably cheaper/easier/reliabler to get a
>>>> Bluetooth remote to replace your IR one. Your DiNovo appears to be
>>>> Bluetooth so you should not need to purchase an additional dongle for
>>>> the Mythbox.
>>>> If the iMon is your thing, it appears to also be available in an RF
>>>> edition.
>>> Now THAT I did not know. Never seen a mention of one.
>>> And the Antex Veris line (which appears to be the new distributor of the
>>> Imon) is impossible to find around here...
>> I'm pretty sure the RF products were discontinued quite a while ago,
>> but you might be able to find them somewhere. The imon driver *does*
>> purport to support them (there's RF-specific code for device
>> association in there), but I doubt if its actually been tested in
>> ages.
> In other words, Jarod, if I find one cheap, I should buy an extra so we can
> spelunk it's output codes?

Indeed. :)

(On a related note, I have a bug filed at bugzilla.kernel.org tracking
a few additional fixes that are necessary to make the imon driver
behave a bit better under a few different scenarios... But currently
very tied up with other IR stuff right now...)

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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