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Topic # 28474 1-Dec-2008 13:05
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Hi

My new Intel DG45ID motherboard has 2 sets of IR headers, one for receiveing & one for sending. (http://www.intel.com/products/desktop/motherboards/dg45id/dg45id-overview.htm)

I would much prefer to use onboard IR controller, as it probably has quite good integration with power on, from low-power state, and my board has onboard winbond IR controller chip-set. I also have existing harmony remote i would like to use. Almost a match made in heaven, expect that my silverstone SG01 doesn't have anything in the way of IR.

I am building around MediaPortal software.

Has anyone had any luck in finding a IR receiver / blaster kit that works with this type of motherboard or similar?

Intel refer to their 'partner', www.easy-cir.com for compatible kit, however easy-cir only sell bulk orders. http://www.easy-cir.com/

Ideally i would have front receiver for control and learning, and a rear connection with IR sender on 1 or 2m wire, used to tell the sky box what to do. This is supported within controller and MB.

Could end up being quite a slick solution if i can procure the right kit.


Thanks

Geoff

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  Reply # 186485 29-Dec-2008 11:21
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I also am interested in any info on a solution that will work with these connectors.   I have the DG45FC mother board.

Thanks,
Ron

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  Reply # 186491 29-Dec-2008 11:55
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Without actually doing any research at all I'd take a stab and say that a simple DIY lirc transmitter/receiver hooked up to the motherboard header pins would work fine. This is just a basic LED with a diode and is very simple to make if you're handy with a soldering iron and electronic components.

Check out www.lirc.org and do some reading.

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