[mythtv-users] Best USB IR blaster / transmitter

Stephen Worthington stephen_agent at jsw.gen.nz
Sun Apr 28 16:08:50 UTC 2019

On Sun, 28 Apr 2019 10:25:51 -0400, you wrote:

>Hello, I am trying to transition from a tower mythtv backend to a
>relatively new laptop (with Nvidia video).  Unfortunately, I had been
>using a true serial port IR blaster with the tower, but the laptop
>does not have a true hardware serial port on it.  My understanding is
>that USB to serial converters won't work.
>So I'm wondering, what is the best USB IR blaster?  I do have an
>HD-PVR (model 1212), but I do not (yet) have the IR blaster hardware.
>Does that solution work?
>Thanks for any help,

The MythTV page for the HDPVR says that its IR blaster is supported:


It uses LIRC, so it should not be a problem making it go, once you
have LIRC working.

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