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Sony IRB-BR1 USB dual IR blaster

 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:16 pm    Post subject: Sony IRB-BR1 USB dual IR blaster Reply with quote

I bought a Sony XBR-55X850C a few years ago and what I thought was a pair of ear bud headphones is actually a dual IR blaster. Is this able to be used with a PC (Windows 10) to send IR codes with a program like IrScrutinizer or other?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not currently supported in IrScrutinizer.

Do you if there is a published API for the thing? Or if someone is reverse-engineering it?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is a API published for it. As I believe the Sony android app is closed source

I connected to the TV and a powered by UEI logo came up.

I don't know if that is worth anything to getting it working but I just thought I'd mention that because UEI is the company that made this JP1 thing possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried looking here

http://oss.sony.net
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a few more comments:

Closed-source does not exclude an open. published API, see for example the GlobalCache products.

But looking closer at it, it seems like a part intended to work just in conjunction with the Smart-Tv. The price tag also hints at "spare part for a Sony", nor really intended to be sold separately, but to be provided with the TV. For this reason. reverse engineering it is probably not an attractive project. But, as usual, if you do not agree, please ignore!!

Alternatives (USB -> IR): Arduino, IrToy, Iguana.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Barf. Even if someone here wanted to take a shot at this and buy the part for $50, without the TV itself it would probably be really hard to even start. Even is someone has a Sony TV, there's a risk that this is only supported by specific models.

Even with a correct TV, to capture the USB traffic would require some advanced hardware.

On the other hand, if you're not afraid to break something, you can try at least opening the main part (with the USB plug) and do some high definition photos and post them here. Maybe someone will recognise some known hardware, which would maybe give some hints.
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