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rafik24

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Help controlling AV devices using infrared
« on: November 23, 2007, 04:17:15 pm »
 Hi All,

 I have an md to which a added a homebrew serial transceiver that works well with lirc while receiving and transmitting.

 I had to learn my devices ir codes using irrecord.

 So i can control both of my device using irsend (I have a GoldenInterstar 8001PR-D sat receiver and a
 TV Goldstar CT-29M30RX which seem to be an LG clone).

 I have added my transmitter as a child to default (the serial receiver) copying the usb-uirt template.

 I have added my TV so far and i'm proposed eighter learn the codes or enter them in pronto format.

 I have looked for the pronto codes for both devices but i can't get none, i have tried many pronto codes from remotecentral and so. I tried to convert the raw and RC6 codes in pronto format as described on remotecentral but still in vain. I also tried the different Pronto Codesets predefined in lmce.
Googled and looked on forums but nothing.

 Darren helped me quite few times to get up to this stage but im so stuck here.

  Can lmce learn the codes using the serial receiver (i can't get anything while trying)?

  Is lmce able to use my serial transmitter ?

 Is there a way to append something in the lircd.conf file so lmce will know how to use the lirc codes ?

 I'm really running out of ideas here.

 I know it would be easier to get a GC100 but i can't get it for the moment.

 Any help would be appreciated,

 Best Regards,

Rafik



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Re: Help controlling AV devices using infrared
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2007, 04:27:09 pm »
I know LinuxMCE will learn codes with a USB UIRT and it's fully supported.

http://www.usbuirt.com/

I know theyre not free but it is a solution.

Kevin

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Re: Help controlling AV devices using infrared
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007, 05:03:15 pm »
 Hi radmofo,

 Thanks for your reply,

 I'm trying to build a full lmce residence and there is a lot to be bought so far without talking about customs hassle (i'm in Algeria).

As i got electronic skills i'm trying to save up here and their and already built few devices.

 I think i'm close to the solution using even handlers.

 I'll post a wiki page if i'm succesful.

 Regards,

Rafik

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Re: Help controlling AV devices using infrared
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2007, 09:22:43 pm »
Good luck building your Whole House with LinuxMCE. I too would like to do the same, only I'm a little weak in Linux Language so it will be an adventure but worth it.

Take care and let us all know how it goes.