IR input

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  1. richjthorpe

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    Hi all,

    I have a Keene IR extender that sends IR signals to wherever you've hidden your AV stuff. Is there a PC card/USB device that can take IR signals through a jack ?

    Richie.
     
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    DOn't know why you would want one but they have them on ebay, try searchign for USB Infra Red..
     
  3. richjthorpe

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    Should have said really. I'm planning on a HTPC that will be hidden away, either in a cupboard or behind a wall. As I've already got an extender, I want to connect the booster box of the extender to an input on the PC to control it.

    Thanks, I'll take a look on ebay.

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    Your motherboard might also have an IR header - you could input through this
     
  5. richjthorpe

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    What a good idea. Haven't bought the Mobo yet so I'll get looking.

    Thanks.
     
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    This should do what you want, has a reasonably long wire as well:

    http://www.usbuirt.com/overview.htm

    I use mine the other way around (PC controlling STB), but it says it works the other way
     
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    I use one of these usb ir receivers from http://www.gibbsdesign.co.uk/, its very good and is fully compatible with girder, nice and cheap too.
     
  8. richjthorpe

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the replies, but all of the options have an IR receiver which I already have. If I was to get one of these, I would have to get another emitter from the distribution amp to the IR detector for the PC.

    The mobo I'm looking at doesn't have an IR header, is there a specificmake that do IR headers, I'm looking at a gigabyte mobo.

    Richie.
     
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    Are you planning on using MCE 2005 with youre HTPC? If so the MS Remote and receiver (£25) would be required, mine came with an extender too, and plugs into a USB port, my HTPC is hidden with just the IR receiver on show. I have have the MSI K8N Diamond Dualnet Mainboard as it has integrated Bluetooth (for the MS Desktop Elite BT) and Wi-Fi, also has SB Live 24bit DD sound, very good board for HTPC use as everything is integrated.
     
  10. richjthorpe

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    Not specifically looking at MCE. I'm going to try out a product called jriver first, seems to hold together well and as been around for a while.

    http://www.jrmediacenter.com/

    Richie.
     

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