Does anyone have any suggestions?
I use DG45ID which has the same CIR interface. I found the address
CWT Co., Ltd.
Project Manager : Steven Lee
Asia Office Address:
10F., NO.74,SEC.1 CHUNG-HUA RD., TAIPEI, TAIWAN, R.O.C.
SKYPE ID: derwintw
Msn ID: email@example.com
CWT US Sales: Bung Vong
US Office Address: 4711 Chino Ave., Chino, CA 91710
Tel: (626) 956-4026
Fax: (626) 723-1139
I'm not sure where are are you from? I'm in India & intend to buy one with remote. I've written to Steven & waiting for his response. Have you found any other solution to it? Please let me know if yu've bought one.
I've been looking for ages on the net for support on this, also tried intel supprt and they directed me to an external party, same as yours.
I finally gave up and bought a standard MCE Ir receiver, mine is a Philips OVU120040 or something like that.
It works fine with my XBMC Live ;-)
If you go on Ebay there is a store that sells CIR headers with a remote. Just search for CIR.
This one works great. I bought the set with the remote (only $6 more) but actually use my Harmony 520 in MCE mode for Boxee instead.
if you read the quick reference guide from your board and check what pin is what, you might be able to make one yourself of an infared receiver.
the infared receiver sonsor usually has 3 pins, one is for power, ground and vcc i think, been a while since i did it. try googleing it and im sure you find a tutorial as how to make one.
i got the infared sensor from an old house fan i wasnt using.
hope that gets you started
What about the IR transmitter? That's the interesting part. According to Intel I should be able to sit on my couch, remote in hand, and control the world.
I'm thinking Microsoft won't be supporting this thing in the future due to lack of interest, even though it appears to be a Microsoft invention.
The transmitter? im assuming you are talking about the remote to control your computer.
you could use the xbox 360 media remote control with it.
i have a harmony 1100 using it as a microsoft media center edition to control my one computer with a dg45id board, on my dg45sg board im using my harmony 1100 as rm200 remote controller using this Antec VERIS Multimedia Station Basic Infrared receiver, i got lazy and fork out the $20 bucks for it as i actually had the room on my case for it.
the only thing is that the antec veris conects via usb port inside your board, although i am sure you can hook it up to the cir header in the board as long as you can tell where each cable is suppose to go.
i would suggest just spending the $20 on it and hooking it up via one of the usb port inside your mobo, as it comes with a remote, and their software program has a lot of cool stuff you can tweak as to give you more control of your pc besides just being able to control media aspect of it.
if someone finds the omitters for the other cir header for this that would be helpfull as that way can have the pc turn on and off cable box and change channels for recording.
Thanks for the info.
When I mentioned the IR transmitter, I was thinking of the CIR output (emitter) header on the board. In the Intel mobo product guide it says the CIR can learn to speak the IR language of other remotes, and thereby control other devices. I suppose all this is predicated on MIcrosoft supplying and maintaining the required software.
As the CIR emitter hardware seems to be non-existant, I guess getting a standard remote control that can learn is the practical way to go.