One quick thing you may want to try is slapping some scotch tape over
the transmitter window. This *may* have the same affect as an attenuator
by scattering the light in all directions. This would work like milk
glass as a diffuser. The bonus is that you might be able to use the
remote without needing to "aim" it since the light is going everywhere.
In any case, its cheap and easy to try and if it doesn't work you can
pull the tape off and try something else. :-)
On Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 10:22:04PM -0400, Joel Ebel wrote:
> Hehe. An IR attenuation filter is not necessarily a real device. I
> basically mean something that is capable of reducing the power of the
> infrared signal. I don't know if it exists, but I can imagine a thin
> plastic film that is capable of doing this. I just don't know where to
> get it. Perhaps someone else here would have a better idea. If not, I
> might try a different receiver.
> Good Luck,
> Kendrick Vargas wrote:
> >On Sat, 24 Apr 2004, Joel Ebel wrote:
> >>Funny.. I thought it was MY lircd.conf file. But that's ok. Mr. Deluca
> >Oh, damnit. Didn't read the whole message, I was looking at this:
> >We have someone at my office named Bob DeLuca and the name always stuck in
> >my head. Sorry about that. Many thanks to you Joel, and all the lirc team
> >for this fine work! :-)
> >>added some useful comments to it. Anyway, I'm using a radio shack
> >>receiver, and the tivo remote works as long as I'm at least 2 or 3 feet
> >>away from the receiver. Any closer and it seems to overdrive it. Other
> >>receivers may do better. Maybe you could find some IR attenuating
> >>filter to put over it and reduce the strength.
> >I'm at distances of 6-10 feet away and still having issues. I can only get
> >it to react if I press the buttons in miscellaneous random positions. It
> >works 2-5% of the time.
> >I am not very familiar with IR and lirc beyond buying the 210L and
> >installing lirc, so forgive me if I sound like an idiot... What's a "IR
> >attenuating filter" ? I'm assuming it's something that would clear up the
> >IR signal for the receiver, but where would I get something like that?
> >Would it be something I had to build (cuz, like I can't), or is it
> >something I could just buy? Thanks again for all your help :-)
> > -peace
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