[mythtv-users] Microsoft Remote Keyboard
oliver.groht at catworkx.de
Sun Oct 23 06:04:38 EDT 2005
> Oliver Groht wrote:
>> i'm dealing with the idea to buy the MS. Remote Keyboard for XP MCE.
>> Does anybody have some experience with this device under Linux/MythTV?
>> My Mythbox works very well, but i'm looking a long time for a nice
>> remote device with keyboard,
>> mouse and function keys esp. for Media Center applications.
>> I know this device needs a IR receiver from MS. I'm looking for lirc
>> support, but i think there is nothing
>> for this device. Only for XBOX hardware. Right, or am i wrong?
> I have had the following plan for the box that will live next to my
> TV. Yes, it needs a remote control, but I am so tired of remotes that
> don't cover enough functions, so I was just going to get a wireless
> USB keyboard (I presume like the MS one you mention, although I had a
> Logitech one in mind) and use that. Sure it's big, but I guess I
> won't lose it that way :-)
> Anyway, no need for lirc. It's a real keyboard. The remote that came
> with my DVB card works the same way. The USB IR receiver is seen by
> linux as a real keyboard. So using a full keyboard, there will be no
> confusion/tedium mapping key pressings to functions, just use the ones
> you normally use when sitting in front of the computer. p for pause, m
> for menu, arrow keys to move, type data into a field, user the <enter>
> key, and <esc> etc etc
And what's with the nice function keys like "live TV" "EPG" and so on?
How can i this translate for using?
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