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What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
08-08-2012, 05:58 AM
Post: #11
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
Once you load the module using modprobe then yes, it's just the keymap type of files. Search this forum for lirc_gpio for more info. It's not hard to do, just time consuming, there's plenty of info available on how to make the files.

Pi problems?? Start here http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=3918
http://elinux.org/R-Pi_Troubleshooting
http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt
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08-08-2012, 06:29 AM
Post: #12
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
(08-08-2012 05:58 AM)Dilligaf Wrote:  Once you load the module using modprobe then yes, it's just the keymap type of files. Search this forum for lirc_gpio for more info. It's not hard to do, just time consuming, there's plenty of info available on how to make the files.

If you don't want to mess with keymap files, or lirc at all, just get one of these:
http://flirc.tv/
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08-08-2012, 07:16 AM
Post: #13
What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
Yeah there are plenty of USB dongle options between flirc and standard receivers, but with power concerns and wanting to keep the pi setup tiny and self contained this chip receiver could be perfect.

I'm sure for anyone who doesn't mind attaching a USB hub for more power or aren't using USB for wifi there are currently simpler solutions. But if this gets worked out to be simple it really could be built into cases and be perfect for those going for the tiny, self contained media center.

I'll add it to my list of things to read up on. Definitely worth a go.
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08-08-2012, 07:42 AM
Post: #14
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
(08-08-2012 06:29 AM)mike Wrote:  
(08-08-2012 05:58 AM)Dilligaf Wrote:  Once you load the module using modprobe then yes, it's just the keymap type of files. Search this forum for lirc_gpio for more info. It's not hard to do, just time consuming, there's plenty of info available on how to make the files.

If you don't want to mess with keymap files, or lirc at all, just get one of these:
http://flirc.tv/

I'm going to throw my recommendation behind flirc as well. It is hands down the best and most painless way to add IR to any setup. Yes it costs a little more but you get what you pay for in the end.
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08-08-2012, 02:34 PM
Post: #15
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
(08-08-2012 05:54 AM)muchgooder Wrote:  There is a very cheap and easy (much easier than what others have been doing) way to get your harmony working. I have both 880's and 890's (with the IR extenders).

1) Buy an IR receiver on ebay. I've found the HP model for 9 American dollars to be ideal but I'm sure others are working.
2) Follow this guide to set up the mappings in the logitech software. No need to update files on your pi or anything like that. The page says that it is for windows but I've been using it for a while on all of my pi's without fail.

Yes, this is exactly what I've been looking to find out. I just want to add a USB IR receiver to work with my Harmony, but no-one seems to recommend a model that they know works!

Would you be able to point to a link of the exact HP IR Receiver you are using or referencing in your post?

Thanks.
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08-08-2012, 03:06 PM (This post was last modified: 08-08-2012 03:07 PM by kbfirebreather.)
Post: #16
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
Just bought 3 of them. When they come in I'll be giving this method a try and reporting back with the results if someone doesn't already do so before me.

(08-08-2012 03:35 AM)Dilligaf Wrote:  The tsopxx38 series are IR receiver chips that can be wired directly to the gpio pins, support is included in RMC kernel but not well documented and support files for lirc and xbmc will most likely have to be made. If you go to rasberrypi.org forums and search there are some threads with links to support pages. I was going to delve into it but got sidetracked, I have a couple chips in my junk drawer. Once someone works out the wrinkles it should be quite simple. The beauty of it all is it's simply 3 wires to the gpio and a 1/2 cm. square receiver, it would be nothing to build the receiver right into whatever case the Pi is in. Any electronics/Linux gurus that want to take on the project and can promise delivery? I could possibly supply the chip if postage isn't too outrageous. Here's a mouser link, $1.05 a piece, case sellers should incorporate them into their designs. http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Vish...43XTRfo%3D

Mike

(08-08-2012 05:08 AM)zoonosis Wrote:  Sorry guys here is the correct link

http://aron.ws/projects/lirc_rpi/
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08-08-2012, 03:28 PM
Post: #17
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
see my post (191) here
http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=471&page=20

£3.75, works out of the box with a harmony remote. Saves the hassle of using the GPIO.
Mind you, the RPi is designed to be educational, so you're doing it justice by working at it Smile
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08-08-2012, 03:37 PM
Post: #18
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
Check this thread if you want to get some working configurations included in next release


http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?...8#pid15708


(08-08-2012 03:06 PM)kbfirebreather Wrote:  Just bought 3 of them. When they come in I'll be giving this method a try and reporting back with the results if someone doesn't already do so before me.

(08-08-2012 03:35 AM)Dilligaf Wrote:  The tsopxx38 series are IR receiver chips that can be wired directly to the gpio pins, support is included in RMC kernel but not well documented and support files for lirc and xbmc will most likely have to be made. If you go to rasberrypi.org forums and search there are some threads with links to support pages. I was going to delve into it but got sidetracked, I have a couple chips in my junk drawer. Once someone works out the wrinkles it should be quite simple. The beauty of it all is it's simply 3 wires to the gpio and a 1/2 cm. square receiver, it would be nothing to build the receiver right into whatever case the Pi is in. Any electronics/Linux gurus that want to take on the project and can promise delivery? I could possibly supply the chip if postage isn't too outrageous. Here's a mouser link, $1.05 a piece, case sellers should incorporate them into their designs. http://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Vish...43XTRfo%3D

Mike

(08-08-2012 05:08 AM)zoonosis Wrote:  Sorry guys here is the correct link

http://aron.ws/projects/lirc_rpi/
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08-30-2012, 08:55 AM
Post: #19
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
Note - you may not need an IR receiver. If you have a 'CEC-enabled TV' you may be able to control Rapsmc using your TV remote/Harmony controller HDMI. (Worked for me with budget LG TV and Budget Harmony controller). More info here: http://www.foo.co.za/raspbmc-control-xbm...g-hdmi-cec
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09-24-2012, 02:38 AM
Post: #20
RE: What IR receiver should I get for Raspbmc?
If your cheap and have a old xbox or xbox ir receiver. I just took a controller port out of the xbox, wired on a male usb cable and plugged in the ir receiver. and it works great! no software to change, works exactly like the xbmc on xbox.
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