Cdrom drives using laser technology, infrared is completely different thing, its just not going work.

        --Vlad

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cyrowcrf [mailto:cyrowcrf@bol.com.br]
> Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2003 12:17 PM
> To: lirc-list
> Subject: Create lirc compatible ir device with ir sensor from
> a creative
> infra cdrom...
>
>
> Hello all,

> I think the subject says everything, so is it possible?
>
> Because i live in 
> Brazil and i can't find any TSOP 1738 or SFH 506 ir
> sensors here, so will the 
> infrared serial port receiver from the lirc page work
> if i use a creative 
> infra cdrom sensor from a broken drive, instead of a
> TSOP or a SFH??

> Tanks a lot for the help...

>
> Cyro

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