[mythtv-users] Questionaire: What do you have yourcasepowerbutton do?
James C. Dastrup
jc at dastrup.com
Thu Jan 12 15:41:51 UTC 2006
>>> I have an IR keyboard. The BIOS is configured
>>> to power-on with any key-press. I programmed my remote to send
>>> the key-presses from my keyboard. That's also how I send all other
>>> commands. I don't use LIRC at all on the front end. My keyboard
>>> is always put away and I only need it if I'm working on that
>>> computer for some other purpose.
>>That's a neat idea. Was it hard to find a keyboard and remote that
>>share the same protocol?
>All of my programmable remotes, a cheap-o $10 one, a $60 one, and
>a $250 Harmony 880 are able to learn and send the commands from my
>Fentek IR keyboard. I never even thought there would be a problem,
>but I suppose maybe other keyboards or other remotes may not work.
>Although, it is a real PITA to get the commands working properly.
>Too often, the commands are sent too much or not at all, so I've had to
>re-learn every command several times until it was perfect. I think the
>reason has something to do with the repeat rate in a keyboard, but
>possibly something deeper into the protocol. But now, every signal is
>sent every time just right.
Forgot to mention - what helped teach the learning remote was how long
I held the keyboard's key while learning. For example, many learning
remotes say that during the learning process, to hold down the sending
remote button until the learning remote lights up as successful. But, this
often failed. I usually had to press the key very quickly; < .1 second,
in order to learn the signal properly. Depending on how long I pressed
the keyboard's key during learning determined how it worked.
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