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can a packard bell IR receiver be used on parallell port ?

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  • can a packard bell IR receiver be used on parallell port ?

    I have a only one serial port on my carputer and i was wondering if their is a whay i could use the parrallell port to conect the ir receiver ? ...
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  • #2
    how about a USB->serial adapter?

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    • #3
      Maybe, but you will need a UART to connect the two, and probably need to make use of the MODE command to remap the ports. But I doubt it will work.

      USB to serial is doubtfull as well, since the PB remote software is terrible and almost hard coded to use COM2 (almost).
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      • #4
        People actually use the packard bell ir software? its all about the girder.nl
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        • #5
          I use grinder with a plugin called igor sh something...
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