So someone finally sponsored me Raspi for christmas to build our own media center.
Installing LibreElec with Kodi out of the box was really a charm. Getting the right HDMI-Settings for the Samsung-TV was a bit of hassle but I got everything setup and working.
Next step / wish was to get rid of Keyboard and Mouse to a more "Home-Entertainment"-style of control - reusing one of the existing IR-Remotes would be really nice
I found some nice tutorials, but I could not get them to work by now, most likely because I did not order an IR-Receptor (like TSOP4838) because I am waiting to place a bigger order with some other stuff....
However I look in my big "junk"-box and to my own surprise I was able to find a IR-Receptor that once came with some TV-Card (some WinTV-Thing) the card is long gone but the cable with the IR-Receptor was still sitting around waiting for a reuse.
So I started to hook the things together:
- cut of the 3-pole headset connector
- attach the wires as follows:
-- 3.3V to red (according to Haupauge-Pinout this one is VCC)
-- GND to shield
-- Signal to black
I think the Receptor is most likely something like a TSOP4838, but I could not get it to work by following this tutorial:
Is there a simple way to test the setup on the electric level?