[mythtv-users] Advice on IR blasters
yannick.moussette at gmail.com
Tue May 11 15:18:03 UTC 2010
if the idea of the IR Blaster doesn't appeal to you, have you thought about
installing a Firewire card in the PC instead and change channels like you
On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 11 May 2010 09:06:11 am Michael Tiller wrote:
> > On Tue, May 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 11 May 2010 07:57:12 am Michael Tiller wrote:
> > > > So I'm interested in low maintenance alternatives. I've seen notes
> > > > that say the MCE-USB IR devices are supported out of the box but I've
> > > > seen other posts saying they don't have very good transmission
> > > > strength.
> > >
> > > I've
> > >
> > > > seen mention of USB-UIRT devices they seem a bit pricey and don't
> > > > seem to come with an emitter (just a port for it) and I've not clear
> > > > how good the support for them is.
> > >
> > > What you really want is a USB MyBlaster, sadly they are no longer made.
> > > They
> > > came in serial and USB versions, and are great, from opening the box to
> > > working perfectly took me less than 10 minutes. Best $50 I ever spent
> > > Myth
> > > gear.
> > As a matter of fact, I have a MyBlaster. Sadly, it is the serial
> Unlike the LIRC-based blasters, the serial MyBlaster can be used with a
> to-serial adapter, assuming the chipset in the adapter is supported by
> So you may be OK. The serial MyBlaster was once sold with a commercial
> adapter, before the USB version was available.
> The MyBlaster uses a serial port in the standard way, unlike lirc devices
> toggle the handshaking lines, which is why they won't work with USB-serial
> Perhaps you can get an adapter to try, with return rights if it doesn't
> If it works with Linux in general, it should work with a serial MyBlaster.
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