Thanks again. This one will work for my remote? http://cgi.ebay.es/IR-Remote-Control-Receiver-4-Microsoft-Media-Center-MCE_W0QQitemZ290335128991QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCA_Mice_Trackballs?hash=item4399527d9f&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
I wrote to http://fanshop.ocinside.de/ to ask if my remote will works with the receiver and this is the reply:
Hello, I am watching your solders kit, and I am interesting.
I have a HTPC with Debian Lenny connected to a Sony Bravia tv. I have
the Sony remote (RM-ED006), I want to use it control the HTPC. It has
four switch buttons: DVD, VCR, AMP and TV. I use TV one for the TV and
the AMP for the Sony A/V receiver. i wnat to use VCR for the HTPC.
Wich product I need? Is compatible with LIRC?
I have a electrical soldered, is enough with this?
Sorry for my english and thanks for all.
it's necessary to have a RC5 coded signal for the infrared receivers and not SIRC.
So if it's an universal remote (possible to control other devices with this remote),
you should program the remote for example to an Philips TV (RC5 coded).
Then you can use all infrared receivers.
If this remote is only for Sony devices, it's not possible to use it for the receivers.
I don't understand very good, I need and universal remote? I want to use my Sony remote (RM-ED006).
I look for my remote datasheet or IR technical information but I don't search nothing.
Thanks for all, regards.
On 08/01/2009 04:31 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:The FTDI one is a home-brew design, dunno if there's anywhere to buy one already assembled. Media Center Edition receiver/remote bundles can be found all over the internet though. Here in the US, both Amazon and NewEgg carry MCE kits for $20-25.
Thanks again, is a way to buy one of them from Internet? I don't have an
electrical shop near me, so I prefer to buy one.
2009/7/7 Jarod Wilson <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>><mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
On Jul 7, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
Thanks for your reply. I search this page:
They sold diferent models includind USB. This will work with
LIRC? Someone has buy one of this?
No clue if that works or not. Just remembered there's a USB-based
FTDI receiver design out there too, dunno if this might be one such
device that would work with the ftdi driver...
2009/7/7 Jarod Wilson <email@example.com
On Jul 7, 2009, at 2:38 PM, Josu Lazkano wrote:
I have a Sony Bravia remote, the RM-ED006 one. I want to use it
to control my future HTPC. I want to know if I need an especial
receiver or all the receivers works.
I have been looking for receivers and I search all with a
remote, but I just need a USB receiver (without the remote).
Where I can buy a USB receiver for the RM-ED006 remote? Are
there different receivers? Best or worst?
I'd recommend a Windows Media Center/eHome USB IR transceiver,
which are driven by the lirc_mceusb driver[*]. They typically
always come bundled with a remote, but you can just lay it
aside. The receiver works with pretty much any ir signal you can
throw at it, your Sony remote should definitely work with it.
The only other USB receiver I'm intimately familiar with is the
iMON receivers, and they're nowhere near as flexible in what
they'll receive. The USB IguanaIR and CommandIR II also come to
mind as options, but I'm less familiar with either of those. The
CommandIR II is probably overkill (and over $$$) for what you
need, its got 4 IR transmitters, and iirc, it doesn't accept as
wide a range of signals as the MCE receivers.
[*] lirc_mceusb2 in lirc 0.8.5 and earlier for most of them,
lirc_mceusb for the original receiver, then in 0.8.6, they're
all supported by a single lirc_mceusb driver.