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Bodyhat

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Connecting my TV and Reciever
« on: February 27, 2008, 05:31:53 pm »
I'm a little vexed concerning how I will connect my LinuxMCE box to my component tv and Sony receiver. This video describes connecting the devices http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2176025602905109829&hl=en via usb --> RS232 but my equipment doesn't have serial connections.

The only way I can think of is a dvi--> component cable from the video card to my tv and use digital out from my motherboard or sound card to my receiver. Would this be a correct way to connect these devices? Any suggestion or tips would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Connecting my TV and Reciever
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008, 05:53:26 pm »
the serial conections were only for controlling the receiver through linuxmce. control can also be done through an infrared blaster/receiver. youre on the right track for video and sound though.
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Re: Connecting my TV and Reciever
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008, 07:04:35 pm »
get a USB UIRT, and a Xantech 286 Double Emitter, you can control the reciever via IR once you've made a device template. Easy enough.. get the pieces, and come back here and we'll help.

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Re: Connecting my TV and Reciever
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 07:52:39 am »
tschak909:

Being here in SA (South Africa) it maybe easier for my to make my own IR Emmiter (from the LIRC website) that order one from the states.  What do u suggest, will that work with LMCE or do i have to buy the WinTV MCE-150 and hack LIRC to get the blaster to work, since thats not support too..

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Re: Connecting my TV and Reciever
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2008, 06:08:46 pm »
get a USB UIRT, and a Xantech 286 Double Emitter, you can control the reciever via IR once you've made a device template. Easy enough

 Would the remote that comes with the Hauppage 150 MCE, that includes the IR Receiver/Blaster, accomplish the same thing?

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Re: Connecting my TV and Reciever
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 07:05:25 pm »
No, we currently do not support that. Please use what I mentioned above for best results.

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