[lug] Serial port IR receiver
lorireed at lightning-rose.com
Wed Oct 4 13:50:00 MDT 2006
John Hernandez wrote:
> Folks, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a serial (or USB, I
> suppose) IR receiver that can be used with LIRC to accept codes from a
> typical universal remote control. To be clear, I'm not looking for one
> that requires a dedicated remote, which appear to be abundant.
> I found references to the IRman and IRA-3, but they seem sort of
> expensive for what they are. Other than building my own (which I'm on
> the verge of doing, but would rather not spend the time) are there any
> suggestions from the group?
Yesterday I installed one of these
on my Win-ME mp3 jukebox and it worked right out of the box (thinkgeek
has a link for linux drivers, but I haven't tried them).
As far as universal remote compatibility, that depends on what remote
you use. A learning remote would probably work, but I've been using one
for several months and have been very pleased with it. It's the first UR
I've tried that actually controls my a/v devices the way I want it
too. The only downside is that it requires Win-xx s/w to configure it.
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