[mythtv-users] So confused. Firewire to STB - channel change script - mythchanger

Philip Isaacs showcasefloyd at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 14:39:50 UTC 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:20 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:15 AM, Eric Sharkey <eric at lisaneric.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 10:11 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> One more quick question. I was just looking at the IguanaIR
> >> (http://iguanaworks.net/products/usb-ir-transceiver/) and I have a
> question.
> >> How does the set up with something like this work. Do I plug the
> IguanaIR
> >> into my Myth PC or in the STB.
> >
> > It goes in the myth PC, usually via a USB extension cable.
> >
> >> Also if it goes into my Myth PC don't I still
> >> need some sort of IR Emmitter do get it to communicate with the STB?
> >
> > That device has two emitters built in.  In the picture, they're
> > labeled "port a" and "port b".
> Clarification:
> The "dual LED" model has the emitters built in.  There are also two
> other models where one or both LEDs are replaced by a socket allowing
> the LED to be connected via a longer wire, allowing for more
> convenient placement.
> Eric

So with the dual model I just need to plug that into my PC (via USB) and
then point it at my STB. Correct?

Also I was unclear what you mean by "using a "real" mce usb kit". I was
under the impression this was a real MCE. How can you tell the difference?

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