I am finding some interesting possibilities when I google for "plasma-proof IR receiver". For instance, http://www.xantech.com/InfraRed
problem is that these receivers, from what I can tell, use a 3.5mm jack
(instead of serial or usb) and expect to be plugged into an IR
connecting block. Other than getting this plasma-proof receiver, a
connecting block, and an emitter attached to the connecting block (this
puts me back to square one since that emitter has to talk to
something), is there any way to hook this kind of thing up to my myth
What I really need is a plasma-proof serial or USB IR receiver, but I have not found one of those yet....