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Old 07-21-2014, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Weird IR sensor/audio jack

We were inventorying the tech center at a camp I staff at, and we came across what looks to be an IR sensor to a standard 3.5mm audio jack. We didn't know what they were or what they were used for so I brought them home. I was hoping someone on here could tell me how they are used. I managed to find a picture of one online and I have provided it below.

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Old 07-22-2014, 01:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to CF!

It's for these: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 PCI Express TV Tuner for Windows 1229
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I've also seen just standard IR extenders that use that same configuration for other devices. They are pretty common.
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Thanks for the replies,

Is there any way to use it without the Hauppauge TV Tuner?
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:43 PM   #5
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Honestly, it's just going to depend on what device you want to use it with. There's plenty of people who make them, and they certainly aren't just for TV tuners.

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ok thanks.

I wonder if I could use it to control aspects of my computer. Such as turning music on or off...or something along those lines?
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