It would be great if the mce remote receiver's built in ir blasters (mce_usb2) could be utilized in LinuxMCE.
A lot of people have them, and therefore would not need to spend additional $$ on a seperate blaster.
This what I'm looking into right now...
I have two MCE Remotes that have the IR Receiver/Blaster. Naturally, the remote works plug 'n play for me, but I need to be able to control an external bell satellite dish receiver too. It would make more sense to use the equipment I have instead of dumping them and buying something else, but naturally, if I have to, I have to.
It's a *must* to be able to control the dish receiver, it's our main source for television.
Is this link valid for 0710 Beta 4?http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Windows_MCE_Receiver
Although these two lines confuse me:
* IR Transmitter is supported with driver module lirc_mceusb2 version >= 0.24 (lirc-0.8.2).
* However, the transmitter is not currently supported in LinuxMCE
First it says it's supported, then it says it isn't and goes on to talk about lots of things.
Currently in my MD screen, I don't have "lirc_mceusb2" as option for "Infrared Receivers", but there are couple of "mce_usb2" in there?