Media Center PC with 2 ir-receivers

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Goli4th, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Goli4th

    Goli4th Guest

    Hi!
    I use Windows Vista Ultimate on my HTPC. I control it by using the microsoft
    MCE remote, MCE keyboard and a harmony 895 remotecontrol (Euopean version of
    890 I think).
    I need to have 2 ir-receivers connected to my HTPC. When I conect my newest
    MCE ir-receiver, the old one stops working. When I disconnect the newest, the
    old one works again.
    Can I in any way get both to work at the same time? I did not think this
    would be a problem.
     
    Goli4th, Feb 16, 2008
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. The Hauppauge IR receiver is not the same as the MCE version. And its
    recognized as different hardware.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
     
    Doug Knox - [MS-MVP], Feb 16, 2008
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Then you don't have the Hauppauge remote. Hauppauge sells an MCE "kit" that
    includes one of their tuners and the standard MCE remote/receiver combo.
    However, two MCE receivers will not work together, and this is by design.
    If two RC6 receivers are plugged in, only one is active. Now, it might be
    possible to hack this, but I haven't seen anything to document it.

    --
    Doug Knox, MS-MVP Windows Media Center\Windows Powered Smart
    Display\Security
    Win 95/98/Me/XP Tweaks and Fixes
    http://www.dougknox.com
     
    Doug Knox - [MS-MVP], Feb 16, 2008
    #3
  4. Goli4th

    Goli4th Guest

    Do anyone know how to hack this? Are there other ir-receivers I can use
    instead, that will work like the MCE receiver?

    This is why I need 2:
    I customized my original MCE receiver. I removed the ir-eye, and placed it
    behind a small hole in the front of my homemade cabinet. This is used for the
    MCE keyboard, and when I bring my HTPC with me to other locations.

    The other receiver will be placed hidden outside my cabinet. It will be
    connected with an ir-blaster from my logitech RF to IR device.

    This makes my HTPC more mobile.
     
    Goli4th, Feb 16, 2008
    #4
  5. Goli4th

    jolt Guest

    In the spirit of KISS (keep it simple stupid) just plug the interior mounted
    ir receiver into a USB port externally and remove that connection when
    connecting the external ir receiver.
     
    jolt, Feb 16, 2008
    #5
  6. Goli4th

    Syner Guest

    Syner, Feb 23, 2008
    #6
  7. Goli4th

    Pete (NZ) Guest

    SOLVED!!!
    I had the same requirements, and the same issue under WinXP. I just accidentally solved it by upgrading to Win7 Pro x64 (64-bit). Now I can use multiple receivers and one keyboard/remote with any receiver.
     
    Pete (NZ), Mar 11, 2012
    #7
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.