Re: IR USB receiver
On August 2, 2009 12:20:12 Josu Lazkano wrote:
> Thanks again. This one will work for my remote?
> I wrote to http://fanshop.ocinside.de/ to ask if my remote will works with
> the receiver and this is the reply:
Many of these types show up as HID devices, and I'm not sure how well they
work for lirc. They may only work with there own remote, I'm not sure. The
ones that I KNOW work very well look like this:
Scroll down for a picture of the receiver. Other types may work, I just don't
know. I do know that the above will definitely work.
> Hello, I am watching your solders kit, and I am interesting.
> I have a HTPC with Debian Lenny connected to a Sony Bravia tv. I have
> the Sony remote (RM-ED006), I want to use it control the HTPC. It has
> four switch buttons: DVD, VCR, AMP and TV. I use TV one for the TV and
> the AMP for the Sony A/V receiver. i wnat to use VCR for the HTPC.
> Wich product I need? Is compatible with LIRC?
> I have a electrical soldered, is enough with this?
> Sorry for my english and thanks for all.
> Hello Josu,
> it's necessary to have a RC5 coded signal for the infrared receivers and
> not SIRC.
> So if it's an universal remote (possible to control other devices with this
> you should program the remote for example to an Philips TV (RC5 coded).
> Then you can use all infrared receivers.
> If this remote is only for Sony devices, it's not possible to use it for
> the receivers.
> Best Regards,
> Jens Pressel
> I don't understand very good, I need and universal remote? I want to use my
> Sony remote (RM-ED006).
> I look for my remote datasheet or IR technical information but I don't
> search nothing.
> Thanks for all, regards.
> 2009/8/1 Jarod Wilson <jarod@...>
> > On 08/01/2009 04:31 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> >> Thanks again, is a way to buy one of them from Internet? I don't have an
> >> electrical shop near me, so I prefer to buy one.
> > The FTDI one is a home-brew design, dunno if there's anywhere to buy one
> > already assembled. Media Center Edition receiver/remote bundles can be
> > found all over the internet though. Here in the US, both Amazon and
> > NewEgg carry MCE kits for $20-25.
> > 2009/7/7 Jarod Wilson <jarod@... <mailto:jarod@...>>
> >> On Jul 7, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> >> Thanks for your reply. I search this page:
> >> http://fanshop.ocinside.de/
> >> They sold diferent models includind USB. This will work with
> >> LIRC? Someone has buy one of this?
> >> No clue if that works or not. Just remembered there's a USB-based
> >> FTDI receiver design out there too, dunno if this might be one such
> >> device that would work with the ftdi driver...
> >> 2009/7/7 Jarod Wilson <jarod@...
> >> <mailto:jarod@...>>
> >> On Jul 7, 2009, at 2:38 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
> >> Hello everybody!
> >> I have a Sony Bravia remote, the RM-ED006 one. I want to use it
> >> to control my future HTPC. I want to know if I need an especial
> >> receiver or all the receivers works.
> >> I have been looking for receivers and I search all with a
> >> remote, but I just need a USB receiver (without the remote).
> >> Where I can buy a USB receiver for the RM-ED006 remote? Are
> >> there different receivers? Best or worst?
> >> I'd recommend a Windows Media Center/eHome USB IR transceiver,
> >> which are driven by the lirc_mceusb driver[*]. They typically
> >> always come bundled with a remote, but you can just lay it
> >> aside. The receiver works with pretty much any ir signal you can
> >> throw at it, your Sony remote should definitely work with it.
> >> The only other USB receiver I'm intimately familiar with is the
> >> iMON receivers, and they're nowhere near as flexible in what
> >> they'll receive. The USB IguanaIR and CommandIR II also come to
> >> mind as options, but I'm less familiar with either of those. The
> >> CommandIR II is probably overkill (and over $$$) for what you
> >> need, its got 4 IR transmitters, and iirc, it doesn't accept as
> >> wide a range of signals as the MCE receivers.
> >> [*] lirc_mceusb2 in lirc 0.8.5 and earlier for most of them,
> >> lirc_mceusb for the original receiver, then in 0.8.6, they're
> >> all supported by a single lirc_mceusb driver.
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