I'm not saying it's not supported...  but I've been on this list and using lirc for a decade, and never noticed it.
What I am saying is this:  if you stick to well tested and supported hardware, you'll have an easier time with blasting.

On Nov 5, 2012 6:56 AM, "stuart" <stuart@xnet.com> wrote:

That's to bad.  I like the USB Infrared Toy as I have PIC knowledge and thought to share a HW project where the USB Infrared Toy was the center for all types of Mythtv features.  It strikes me that this 1 device could be used to receive & send IR signals as well as control any number of Liquid Crystal or Vacuum Florescent Displays.  I don't see the microsoft product doing that.

So, to be clear ... Are you saying that the lirc command "irsend" is believed not to work with the USB Infrared Toy?

-thanks

On 11/04/2012 10:21 AM, Christ Schlacta wrote:
Usbuirt2 is a good option, as is mce based transceiver. It's usually
best to stick to well used and known-to-work hardware.

On Nov 4, 2012 7:38 AM, "stuart" <stuart@xnet.com
<mailto:stuart@xnet.com>> wrote:

    It's a year later....

    Hi, I was rebuilding my mythtv box which has been using lirc and the USB
    Infrared Toy from dagerousprototypes.com
    <http://dagerousprototypes.com> to control mythtv very
    successfully for quite some time.

    But this go around I wanted to also control my TV from the USB Infrared
    Toy.  (For those who may not know, the USB Infrared Toy is a PIC
    (microchip.com <http://microchip.com>) based IR receiver and
    transmitter which uses the PIC's
    USB peripheral hardware to connect to your computer.)

    To do this I have been chasing down what support there might already be
    to help in the transmission of IR signals from the USB Infrared Toy to
    my Sony TV.  I have connected the dots to this (i.e. this particular
    thread I'm typing into now).  That is, to this lirc patch submission by
    Peter Kooiman.

    I've downloaded the Peter's patch and looked for the associated files in
    the lirc GIT repository.  Specifically I looked for
    "daemons/hw_usbirtoy.c" but did not find it.

    I looked here:
     >
    http://lirc.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=lirc/lirc;a=tree;f=daemons;h=3a413ac0244dd6afa550aa17ff6a0f5c2da27e57;hb=HEAD

    So, I assume the support to transmit IR signals using the USB Infrared
    Toy PIC based dongle from dagerousprototypes.com
    <http://dagerousprototypes.com> does not exist for
    Linux based Mythtv users as it is not part of the lirc.org
    <http://lirc.org> effort?

    If true, do any have an alternate suggestion?

    -thanks


    On 09/02/2011 03:08 AM, Peter Kooiman wrote:
     > [As plain text this time, sorry!]
     > Hello,
     >
     >
     > Attached two patches that add support for the Dangerous
    Prototypes USB Remote Toy receiver/transmitter, for review and
    possible inclusion.
     > Patches are against git HEAD.
     >
     > Peter
     >
     >
     >
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