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Microsoft Remote Control and Receiver 1.0A for Media Center PC with Windows (Infrared Receiver, Remote, USB)

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Microsoft Remote Control and Receiver 1.0A for Media Center PC with Windows (Infrared Receiver, Remote, USB)
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The ”Microsoft Remote Control and Receiver 1.0A for Media Center PC with Windows” (description according to text on the receiver) is a infrared remote and a USB connected infrared receiver. The receiver has the USB ID 0471:0815

Bus 001 Device 009: ID 0471:0815 Philips (or NXP) eHome Infrared Receiver

It is recognized by the Linux kernel with the following kernel output:

usb 1-4.4: new full-speed USB device number 9 using xhci_hcd
usb 1-4.4: New USB device found, idVendor=0471, idProduct=0815
usb 1-4.4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-4.4: Product: eHome Infrared Transceiver
usb 1-4.4: Manufacturer: Philips
usb 1-4.4: SerialNumber: PH00GdJB
Registered IR keymap rc-rc6-mce
[ 5139.065404] input: Media Center Ed. eHome Infrared Remote Transceiver (0471:0815) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-4/1-4.4/1-4.4:1.0/rc/rc0/input17
rc0: Media Center Ed. eHome Infrared Remote Transceiver (0471:0815) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb1/1-4/1-4.4/1-4.4:1.0/rc/rc0
IR NEC protocol handler initialized
IR RC5(x/sz) protocol handler initialized
IR SANYO protocol handler initialized
IR Sony protocol handler initialized
IR RC6 protocol handler initialized
IR JVC protocol handler initialized
input: MCE IR Keyboard/Mouse (mceusb) as /devices/virtual/input/input18
IR MCE Keyboard/mouse protocol handler initialized
lirc_dev: IR Remote Control driver registered, major 244
rc rc0: lirc_dev: driver ir-lirc-codec (mceusb) registered at minor = 0
IR LIRC bridge handler initialized
IR XMP protocol handler initialized
IR Sharp protocol handler initialized
mceusb 1-4.4:1.0: Registered Philips eHome Infrared Transceiver with mce emulator interface version 1
mceusb 1-4.4:1.0: 2 tx ports (0x0 cabled) and 2 rx sensors (0x1 active)
usbcore: registered new interface driver mceusb

If you know how to read out the IR signals provided by the receiver under Linux please leave us a note.


Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Ubuntu 15.10 4.2.0-29-generic - 21/02/2016

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One response to “Microsoft Remote Control and Receiver 1.0A for Media Center PC with Windows (Infrared Receiver, Remote, USB)”

  • Peter-Son says:

    I do not have exactly the same receiver, but a similar one (see http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2012-06-09-hama-mce-remote-control).

    First, you need to find out which number to use for the /dev/input/eventXX device. This can quite easily be checked by cycling through “cat /dev/input/eventXX” and looking if you get strange symbols in the console if you press some buttons on your remote. If you get symbols the problem is most probably a wrong LIRC configuration.

    My receiver can be used via the “devinput” configuration of lirc and by using the “event2″ pseudo-file. A file /etc/lirc/hardware.conf might be needed with the corresponding settings:
    REMOTE_MODULES=”lirc_dev lirc_i2c”
    REMOTE_DRIVER=”devinput”
    REMOTE_DEVICE=”/dev/input/event2″

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