IR recievers.

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  1. BadAss

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    What IR recievers are you guys using? Do you use a wireless keyboard/mouse combi or IR reciever with a programmable remote?
     
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    The IRman from evation is probably the most common receiver IMO & is the one I use.

    I've a cordless RF keyboard & optical (usb - cordless) mouse too! I had a Pronto but sold it last year with the intention of getting a colour PDA - never did get around to it though.

    Using an old DVD remote at present with the IRman.
     
  3. BadAss

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    Kramer why did I know youd be the first to answer?:clap:

    Where did you bu the IRman from and how much?

    Cheers.
     
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    IRman .

    £25 delivered :smashin:
     
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    Only thing is I dont have a serial port, USB only.:(
     
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    I'd ben battling with the IR receiver that comes with the DIGN case. Unfortunately I couldn't find an acceptable "polling frequency" (I can't remember the exact term).

    Too low, and it is not guaranteed to see every remote keypress.
    Too high, and it eats CPU when I press a remote control button, and makes TheaterTek stutter due to the CPU load (P4 1.8) This is worst when holding a repeating button, such as "volume up" for the amplifier (not relevant to the PC, but the receiver obviously has to deal with it anyway).

    I ended up using an IR keyboard (with built in trackball), and teaching all the key combinations to this. because it plugs into the PS2 ports, it doesn't drain CPU.

    I'd be interested to know if IRMan manages to avoid the CPU drain problem....
     
  7. Kramer

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    Badass.

    USB IR receiver ;)

    Richard.

    Never any problems with CPU load with an IRman. Certainly not for me & I've never heard of anyone else with a problem either.

    :smoke:
     
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    IRman works flawlessly for me, I use it with the codes learend from my PS2 DVD remote, via a pronto. Combined with Girder its a great tool.
     

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