Some IR Blaster Questions For Win. 7 - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 07-17-2012, 07:48 PM - Thread Starter
hdPVRtroubles's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
For about a year or so, I had my Win7/64bit machine setup where Windows Media Center would change the channel on my Motorola HD QIP 7100 for me with the IR Blaster I had hooked up to my pc.

Every now and then I had to unplug it from the USB port for one reason or another.
When I did that, I was forced to uninstall the drivers for the IR Blaster, reboot the machine, plug it in again, and let it auto-install the drivers for me.

Now for some reason, no matter how many times I try the method above, I can't seem to install the IR Blaster properly, so Media Center can use it. When I start Media Center, it can see that I have an IR Blaster, but when I try and teach it and press buttons on my remote right in front of the Blaster, nothing happens…

So my question is, would getting a USB-UIRT ( be a lot more simpler to use, and maintain, than my current setup? Will Media Center be able to recognize and use the USB-UIRT, and be able to change the channels on my STB?

I'm not too familiar with the USB-UIRT or what software it uses. I just want to make sure that this is the right piece of hardware for me to buy.

I want my computer, or some piece of hardware to change the channels on my STB at certain times, so my HD-PVR, and HDD-DVD recorder can record the correct channels/shows.

I also heard about changing the channels with a Firewire cable hooked up to the back of the STB. But I haven't tired anything like that before, and I heard the current method doesn't work with 64bit machines.
hdPVRtroubles is offline  
Reply Digital Recorders (PVRs) General

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off