On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 13:07:04 -0500 (CDT)
"Shawn Leas" <core@...> wrote:
> On Thu, October 28, 2004 12:36 pm, Eric Jorgensen said:
> > On Thu, 28 Oct 2004 11:59:48 -0500 (CDT)
> > "Shawn Leas" <core@...> wrote:
> >> Next, I'm trying the Tira. Anyone have specifica experience with the
> >> Tira
> >> USB with universals from Radio shack?
> > Don't be silly.
> I'm not. The streamzap, at least with the current drivers for the 2.6
> kernel, ONLY sees some of my simpler remotes, and absolutely cannot be
> trained for anything my 8-in-1 has sent out with irrecord. Complete
> failure for all DVR remote codes I've programed it for. It saw my grey
> haupauge, but noly some buttons part of the time.
> I'm being as specific as I expect I need to be to get a working
> combination of reciever/kernel/driver/remote/lirc etc etc, and I'm not
> being silly after havnig spent close to $100 on shit I can't use.
I've never used the StreamZap, but it sounds like it has very limited
compatibility, from what you've said.
But you're still being silly. Universality is not the issue.
The issue is probably that infrared remotes use a variety of carrier
frequencies, from 33hz to 58hz. It sounds like the StreamZap only picks up
a narrower range.
A receiver designed to be 'universal' such as the tira supposedly won't
have this issue. I have never used a tira.
> > The remote is universal because it can send signals just like any
> > other
> > remote.
> Yeah, well, I wonder if that's entirely true, as it seemed like the
> streamzap was "seeing" the universal remote differently than the remote I
> was having it emulate. I'm guessing there are some differences within a
IR signals are more complex than you think. A universal remote that
controls the same device as the OEM remote may be sending the same signal
differently. for example, your radioshack 8-in-1 has a setting in it's
protocol code for the minimum number of repeats given a single button
lirc does not actually decode the signals, only notices the differences
between them, so two signals which are different ways of assembling the
same commands will look totally different to lirc.
> > I used a universal remote to control freevo by selecting a brand of
> > DVD
> > player i don't own on the remote and learning the codes with lirc.
> > Worked great.
> I'll try a dvd player codeset next. I had been trying all the DVR and HT
> system codes I could find.
See above re: carrier frequencies.
> Anyway, I ask again: Any Tira users out there? Success stories? Insight
> on the Tira and the range of codes it recieves?