[mythtv-users] Not happy with StreamZap remote
markgilmore1322 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 21:55:26 UTC 2007
On 2/2/07, Brian Wood <beww at beww.org> wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2007, at 2:08 PM, Scott Johnson wrote:
> > After giving up on LIRC with my TV Tuner remote I bought a
> > StreamZap USB
> > receiver and remote and it worked right away on my Fedora Core 4
> > MythTv
> > box. My problem is that it is tricky to use. You have to press and
> > hold each button for just the right amount of time. Too long and it
> > repeats the press. Too short and it skips it. I can tolerate it but
> > it nags me. So that is my first problem. The second is that the IR
> > receiver flashes its bright red LED in my living room 24 hours per
> > day.
> > The LED flashes in Windows too but the remote is much more
> > responsive in
> > Windows.
> > I hoped that the problems were the Streamzap receiver and after it
> > annoyed me enough I bought a second StreamZap remote and receiver to
> > test that theory. At least maybe the red LED wouldn't flash any more,
> > or so I hoped. Wrong, the new receiver still flashes its LED and is
> > just as sluggish in MythTv.
> Sounds like you might have something interfering with your remote. Do
> you have any flourescent lights in the room? Sunlight? Does this
> happen at night with all the lights off? Do you perhaps have any RF
> devices that might be getting into the receiver?
Yeah, I have no issues with the receiver, so it sounds like something is
interfering with it. Also, I found the receiver will work with just about
any remote. I actually redid my lircd.conf to use my directv remote instead
of the Streamzap one -- StreamZap didn't have enough buttons ;)
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