Solved

IR Card to send signal to cable box (Media Center)

Posted on 2006-07-19
7
991 Views
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I just got my windows media center yesterday... everything seems great, with one exception.  I can't change the channels on my cable box via my media center pc.  I dunno why there is no IR out on my HP a1340n.  So can someone please tell me what kind of card / cable I need to buy.  I see that my cable box has an IR (in) place on it.  Thank you.
- luke
0
Comment
Question by:lukeamotion
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17138076
I would recommend a USB UIRT box: http://www.usbuirt.com/  It has nice features like the ability to learn IR codes of your existing equipment.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lukeamotion
ID: 17138118
NOTE
The USB-UIRT will not function as an
IR blaster for Windows XP MCE 2005.

The USB-UIRT combines the capability of other PC-based IR Receivers with a fully-featured IR Transmitter (sometimes referred to as a 'Blaster'). This allows your PC to not only receive codes from the remote controls you already have, but also to control your equipment (or any device with an IR receiver).
0
 
LVL 69

Expert Comment

by:Callandor
ID: 17138270
It looks like you are locked into Microsoft's approved products for MCE: http://65.36.202.170/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=832&sid=af56d60e8d13e147ceedd90226beb441
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 

Author Comment

by:lukeamotion
ID: 17138324
ok where do i buy that?
0
 
LVL 69

Accepted Solution

by:
Callandor earned 125 total points
ID: 17138431
Depending on whether you want wired or wireless, one of these IR blasters should work for you: http://www.smarthome.com/prodindex.asp?catid=257.  The site was recommended in http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/chats/transcripts/05_1025_winxp.mspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:lukeamotion
ID: 17138912
I figured out that what I need isn't the IR blaster... Its the card to go into the computer to send signal to the cable box.

Thanks guys.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:jccorado
ID: 20642523
can you tell which card you finally bought?

thanks
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Monitor input from a computer is usually nothing special.  In this instance it prevented anyone from using the computer.  This was a preconfiguration that didn't work.
What do we know about Legacy Video Conferencing? - Full IT support needed! - Complicated systems at outrageous prices! - Intense training required! Highfive believes we need to embrace a new alternative.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question