SageTV Community  

Go Back   SageTV Community > Hardware Support > Hardware Support

Hardware Support Discussions related to using various hardware setups with SageTV products. Anything relating to capture cards, remotes, infrared receivers/transmitters, system compatibility or other hardware related problems or suggestions should be posted here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-10-2008, 02:40 PM
LionRed LionRed is offline
Sage User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13
USB-UIRT

I am currently a BTV user (and have been for almost 3 yrs). I considered trying/changing to SageTV a while back (I ran into too many issues).

Well I am back and would love to try another crack at SageTV (now that the wife can watch TV on BTV upstairs...while I play with SageTV and shift downstairs, on 2 computers).

I haven't had problems with the USB-UIRT's I even have zones on them setup for BTV.

I am stuck with the frackin USB-UIRT - Failed setting the Infrared Reciever Port! Please ensure that the device is connected.

I am at a total loss as to why this is happening....to the best of my knowledge nothing is using it (not sure how to check...but I do not have anything that would be using it on the system). BTV use to be on this system....maybe it won't let go? BTV is uninstalled.
I have unistalled the device/drivers....reinstalled to other USB ports on the computer as well.

The only thing I can think of doing is blowing away any references of BTV in the registry.

I have searched the forums...but I can not seem to find anything that helps.

I must confess ...I am totally new to the SageTV ....not even sure I posted this in the right forum area.

Pls any help!
Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-10-2008, 06:55 PM
Brent Brent is offline
SageTVaholic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: KC, Missouri
Posts: 3,671
Are you wanting to use the USB-UIRT as a IR receiver or as a IR blaster?


At what point are you seeing the following error message?
Quote:
Failed setting the Infrared Reciever Port! Please ensure that the device is connected.
Have you done setup all the way through or are you getting this error during setup?
__________________
Brent - HTPC and all-around Gadget Fanatic
Geek Tonic Blog - Why Google Bought SageTV
SageTV Tips How-To's and News
- Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-10-2008, 07:06 PM
LionRed LionRed is offline
Sage User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13
Hi Brent,

I want it to blast/change the channels on the Sat IRD and I get the error during the initial setup.

I decided to do a format and fresh install on a spare HD I had....and all I have installed is SageTV...windows updates and drivers for the devices I have.
Still get the error

It happens during setup..when I add tuner..select S-Video and then - Please select a tuning option for Hauppauge WinTv PVR - I then pick Use external Cable or Satellite reciever to tune channel try to pick USB-UIRT...then get Failed setting the Infrared Transmitter Port.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-11-2008, 08:39 AM
SWKerr SWKerr is offline
Sage Icon
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,024
I went from BeyondTV to Sage without any problems. I actually just disabled running BeyondTV at startup so I could switch back quickly but never had any problems.

Did you download the latest drivers from the site? Try changing the USB port.

What is the OS?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-11-2008, 11:00 AM
LionRed LionRed is offline
Sage User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13
I found the fix. I ran into a similar problem with BeyondTV. In BTV I had to go into the web admin and tell BTV to use the USB-UIRT specifically named in the system hardware ie USB-UIRT-2 or USB-UIRT-3. Therefore it had to be added in the BTv web admin as USB-UIRT-2 or -3 (what was showing in the system hardware properties).

As it turns out...when I was installing the USB-UIRT....it was going in the system hardware USB-UIRT properties as USB-UIRT 2.
SageTV did not like this
Using the rename usb-uirt program found here http://www.power-home.com/download/uurename.zip. I renamed the usb-uirt to 1.
I can now select the usb-uirt and no error

Hope this helps others
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-11-2008, 11:26 AM
Brent Brent is offline
SageTVaholic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: KC, Missouri
Posts: 3,671
Thats definitely a strange one. Glad to hear you figured it out.
__________________
Brent - HTPC and all-around Gadget Fanatic
Geek Tonic Blog - Why Google Bought SageTV
SageTV Tips How-To's and News
- Follow me on Twitter
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-11-2008, 12:28 PM
CollinR CollinR is offline
Sage Icon
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tulsa, OK
Posts: 1,304
This is a limitation in Sage you can only use 1 USBUIRT, after that you'll need multitunerplugin and use EventGhost or Girder. Even those which can support multiple USBUIRTs i dunno if they would work after being renamed like that. Why did you need to do that in BTV?

I too used BTV for several years a couple years ago. Sagetv is a night and day different beast. BTV is a PVR app only, Sagetv can operate as a media server.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-11-2008, 02:00 PM
Opus4's Avatar
Opus4 Opus4 is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 19,275
Quote:
Originally Posted by CollinR View Post
This is a limitation in Sage you can only use 1 USBUIRT
See:

How to use multiple USB-UIRTs with SageTV

From the sticky:
Information Resources for Remotes, Receivers, and IR Blasters

- Andy
__________________
SageTV v7.1.9 is available here.
- Read the SageTV FAQ and PDF User's Guides for SageTV V7.0 & SageTV Studio v7.1.
- Hauppauge remote help: 1) Basics/Extending it 2) Replace it 3) Use it w/o needing focus
- HD Extenders: A) FAQs B) URC MX-700 remote setup
Note: This is a users' forum; see the Rules. For official tech support fill out a Support Request.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-11-2008, 07:10 PM
LionRed LionRed is offline
Sage User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by CollinR View Post
This is a limitation in Sage you can only use 1 USBUIRT, after that you'll need multitunerplugin and use EventGhost or Girder. Even those which can support multiple USBUIRTs i dunno if they would work after being renamed like that. Why did you need to do that in BTV?

I too used BTV for several years a couple years ago. Sagetv is a night and day different beast. BTV is a PVR app only, Sagetv can operate as a media server.
Not sure why I had to do this...but for some strange reason the usb-uirt decided to install as usb-uirt 2
If I recall....the uirt stopped working with BTV for no apparent reason...reinstalled the drivers and would not work until I entered the usb-uirt 2 in the video/audio web admin area. To reflect what was in the System Hardware Properties of the usb-uirt.

Is there any file/place I can add this mod into SagetV?
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NO USB UIRT Configuration Controls in SAGE!!!! OldPCGUY Hardware Support 9 10-28-2008 09:14 PM
USB UIRT is sending double digit of the number mistergq Hardware Support 4 08-29-2008 08:04 PM
IR Blaster USB UIRT not waking STB up 2FarGone Hardware Support 4 06-11-2007 08:11 AM
Problems controlling DEC-3000S with USB UIRT oaamaas Hardware Support 2 04-10-2007 01:52 PM
Usb Uirt doesn´t work in Sagetv Service mode in V4 Nadim Hardware Support 3 12-07-2005 11:32 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2003-2005 SageTV, LLC. All rights reserved.