IR USB Receiver for XBMC Live

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fonzie Offline
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I'm in the market for a USB IR receiver that will work out of the box with XBMC live. I have heard that the HP IR USB receivers are the best for this area. I was searching the web and found these two:

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Center-Remote-C...478&sr=8-2

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HP-MCE-REMOTE-CO...4152f45ba2


Is there any difference between these two, or would they both just work in Live without needing to do any extra work?

Also, if you know of anywhere else where they can be found cheaper...don't hesitate to let me know. Smile

thanks

edit: I'm going to be using it with a Harmony 520 if that makes a difference.
(This post was last modified: 2010-10-17 01:25 by fonzie.)
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jag0 Offline
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Interested in this as well.....
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I bought just that HP-receiver and it works fine in live with Logitech Harmony One. So I´d say those both work. Those receiver´s can be found on ebay, so don´t buy extra for the remote if you don´t need it.
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fonzie Offline
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I got an HP USB IR receiver off ebay for $9 US Smile

Hope it doesn't give me any problems.
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It looks like its just different remotes.
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poofyhairguy Offline
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I suggest paying a little less for one without a remote since the Harmony will do the trick:

http://cgi.ebay.com/HP-Media-Center-IR-I...2341wt_907

If you are scared of ebay that one on Amazon looks legit.

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fonzie Offline
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I'm getting a little nervous because I jumped the gun and bought this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...K:MEWNX:IT

It looks slightly different than the one you linked above. You think it would still be compatible with my Harmony One?
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I don't know honestly, but it looks close enough so it should be ok....

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I have been reading here a lot and am looking into buying the shuttle xs35gt.

I also want to be able to use my Harmony with the xbmc live version. Do you think the following Ir receiver will be compatible out of the box?
https://www.4launch.nl/shop/get/p-18#p-4...tid-068172

Any help is very much appreciated.
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using xbmcFreak that HP or MIcrosoft IR receiver work right out of the box if your remote is
  • a. MCE branded
    or
  • b. Logitech/ Harmony programmed as a MCE remote

-=Jason=-
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Will pretty much any universal remote with the MCE IR codes work with these ebay HP or MS IR receivers? I use a URC MX-850

Thanks, Matt
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manuelb Offline
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I bought a HP USB MCE ir receiver and tried to get it working with my Asrock ION330, so far no luck. When i use my programmed Harmony One(MCE programmed) i see the red light lighting up but nothing happens.

I got XBMC live installed and i when i SSH to the machine and do a "lsusb" i don't see the IR receiver listed. Do i need to install seperate drivers for XBMC live?
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well, what is the output of lsusb? is LIRC installed?

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manuelb Offline
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LIRC is installed. I can't show the output of lsusb at the moment because iam at work. But i will post it as soon as i get home. But no HP device was listed there.

I bought the receiver of ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...3540wt_907
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I have a similar ir receiver and IIRC it shows up as a Philips device in lsusb.

What does your /etc/lirc/hardware.conf look like?

Chris.
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