[mythtv-users] MCEUSB IR receiver flashes along with HDD activity

Paul Gardiner lists at glidos.net
Fri Apr 1 15:09:03 UTC 2011

On 01/04/2011 14:16, James Oltman wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 6:34 AM, Mark Lord <mythtv at rtr.ca
> <mailto:mythtv at rtr.ca>> wrote:
>     On 11-04-01 03:28 AM, Ian Evans wrote:
>      > I have an IR receiver that came with an HA-IR-01SV remote. Seems
>     to be
>      > working fine so far and I'll have to see if I can get a Harmony 300
>      > working with it.
>      >
>      > Anyway, I noticed that the red LED in the IR receiver keeps flashing
>      > at different rates. After a few minutes, I realized it was
>     flashing at
>      > the same time and tempo as the HDD activity LED.
>     What happens when you cover the HDD LED completely with black tape
>     or something,
>     does the MCEUSB receiver still flash then?
> This would be my guess as well.  It sounds like the LED HDD light is
> putting out light waves somewhere in the IR spectrum.  I have something
> similar happen to my MCEUSB receiver.  When it's dark in the room, and
> the LCD TV first turns on, or shows a black screen, the light on the
> MCEUSB goes crazy.  I've just learned to live with it, as I don't intend
> on putting black tape over my TV.  :-)

My receiver light flashes away as though in sych with an HDD activity
LED, but I don't have an HDD activity light on my frontend, plus the
frontend is tucked away behind a cabinet, while the receiver is sitting
in one of the cabinet shelves. I have no explanation.


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