[mythtv-users] Soo I just got the Comcast all digital notice. What is my best option?

Kirk Bocek t004 at kbocek.com
Mon Mar 22 15:25:30 UTC 2010

On 3/22/2010 8:16 AM, Scott wrote:
> On 3/22/2010 11:12 AM, Robert Kulagowski wrote:
>>> I might be headed towards trying a iguana ir usb hardware.
>> I've posted this before, but just to re-iterate.
>> The IguanaIR works (on Ubuntu 9.10), but I had to do the following:
>> 1)  Install lib-usb v1.0.  I think that Ubuntu shipped with 0.1, and
>> upgrading to 1.0 made a 1000% difference in channel changing
>> reliability.
>> 2)  The Ubuntu LIRC 0.8.6  package doesn't include the iguanair
>> driver, even though iguana's been in LIRC for a few versions.  Use the
>> pre-compiled LIRC that Iguana provides, and then I don't allow the
>> updated to "upgrade" lirc.
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> Unfortunately im running opensuse, but ill keep those versions in mind.
> I will try compiling lirc with iguana in it a try first. If i can get it
> running and reporting the driver then i may put down the money for the
> hw. (Wish i hadnt bought the serial adapter....)

Another route you can go is to get an IR receiver that also has IR
transmitters. I bought one some months ago that works fine with the Microsoft
USB driver in lirc. I'm pretty sure it's this one:


I can't remember how many transmitters came with mine. They show one in the
pictures on this listing but don't say how many in the technical specs.

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