[mythtv] Remote and Cable Box
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 07:26:01 -0700 (PDT)
Great I am going to load up a new box this weekend and
play with this. I have also looked at Lirc and think
this is the hardware I will be using. Do you have the
Radio Shack part numbers you used to build the
transmitter? Also what Distro are you using?
--- Chris Kleeschulte <email@example.com> wrote:
> well, from the hardware standpoint...you would need
> a separate IR device to blast the signal to the
> cable box's (or satellite receiver) IR receiver from
> the mythtv box. This part is easy. I built a
> homemade IR tranmitter for less than 15 bucks from
> parts at radioshack to do this. I am currently
> looking for that external program Isaac was talking
> about. I have seen some that will certainly do it,
> but I have not settled on one yet. I got the plans
> for the home made IR transmitter from
> it works as advertised.
> some sat/cable receivers have serial connectors to
> control them if needed, but I am not going there
> because those devices would be very specialized.
> Does anyone have any thoughts on the hardware for
> this other than what I have proposed?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Isaac Richards
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:17 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv] Remote and Cable Box
> Yup, see here:
> Essentially, most of the code's there for it, it
> just needs someone that
> actually wants the feature to finish it up.
> On Tuesday 13 August 2002 03:00 pm, Matt Bowman
> > Great project!
> > Is it currenlty possible to have MythTV change
> > channel on my cable box, instead of my tuner?
> > reason I ask is because I have digtial cable,
> > I only have a analog WinTV tuner card in my PC.
> I have
> > heard of other windows based software using a
> > iRDA ( http://www.actisys.com/ac200-220.html )
> to do
> > this.
> > This is what I am thinking. MythTV can be locked
> to a
> > channel (Example channel 3 or Line in). When you
> > the remote to change the channel it simply
> > passes it to the digitial box, and the channel
> on teh
> > digital box is changed. This way I can schedule
> > recording or programs on digital channels that I
> > not normally get.
> > If this is crazy, or it seems like there is a
> > here please let me know. I am new to coding
> (only past
> > PHP and light VB) so it might not make an since.
> > Thank you,
> > -M
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