[mythtv-users] Cheap IR Blaster

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Thu Oct 14 18:49:17 UTC 2010

On Oct 14, 2010, at 2:01 PM, Jack Perveiler wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:09 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2010, at 10:41 AM, Tom Lichti wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 10:22 AM, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> >> On Thursday, October 14, 2010 08:12:46 am Raymond Norton wrote:
> >>> That would be key, that it works with Myth. Can anyone confirm it does?
> >>
> >> I only know it says:
> >>
> >> "Compatible with Microsoft XP Media Center Edition Software".
> >>
> >> This *might* imply it is the same as the MCE stuff, but that might only be with some sort of custom driver for Windows.
> >>
> >> If anyone knows more I'm sure we'd all like to hear it.
> >>
> >
> > The question is, does it work with LIRC? If so, then it will work with
> > MythTV. I've found even though something may LOOK identical on the
> > outside, the innards can be different, and incompatible.
> I'm about 99% certain that's the original mceusb v1 transceiver with MS device ID (I have identical hardware at home), and its fully supported.
> Jarod, did you ever get the gen 1 blaster working for 56k IR devices?  I know around last Christmas you said it was on your list but I don't recall seeing a message on the lirc list of you fixing it.  I've been known to miss things from time to time though.
> I ended up getting a gen2 blaster ultimately so the issue lost it's urgency for me.  Now I'm just curious :)

Hrm, you know... I completely forgot about it... :) I *did* rework the gen1 init sequence a bit though, so now it matches the init sequence under Windows 100% now though, so maybe its fixed? Not sure. Too many other more pressing issues to deal with... :\

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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