[mythtv-users] wireless keypad for a remote control?
ryan.goat at gmail.com
Sun Feb 11 20:30:32 UTC 2007
Right now I'm using a RF wireless mini keyboard.
It works great. But I would like to use the keyboard for other things (PS3,
mythtv backend, etc). I am not impressed with lirc. I've gotten it to work
before (hauppauge remote). Once it is working it is fine but until then it
is a pain in the butt.
On 2/11/07, Rod Smith <mythtv at rodsbooks.com> wrote:
> On Sunday 11 February 2007 13:28, ryan patterson wrote:
> > What do people think about using a wireless numeric key pad for a remote
> > control on their mythtv box? It would have the advantage of not having
> > configure lirc at all. Also it is RF wireless not IR. So the USB
> > dongle can be plugged in to the rear of the mythtv box. It would be
> > if there was a way to reassign the numlock and backspace keys. Or if
> > was a numlock status LED on the pad it would be great.
> Personally, I'd think the size, shape, and button mappings would make it a
> awkward. I'm sure you could make it work by setting appropriate mappings
> MythTV keys, but my suspicion is it wouldn't be as easy to use (or
> as easy to learn) as a conventional remote. Also, just 19 keys is a bit
> limiting. You'll probably have to give up some functions and/or spend a
> of time planning how to remap functions so that they're all accessible
> the keypad.
> If you just dislike LIRC, there are full wireless keyboards (both IR and
> and programmable remotes (both IR and RF), so it is possible to do away
> LIRC by using such a keyboard and (optionally) teaching a programmable
> the key codes. That's what I'm doing -- I've got an IR wireless keyboard
> I've programmed a hacked One For All URC-6131 remote to control my Myth
> This works well for the most part, although occasionally the IR receiver
> misses the key-up code, which results in endless repeats of the last key
> pressed until I press another one. (Maybe adjusting keyboard repeat
> would fix this problem, but I've not yet gotten around to looking into
> Rod Smith
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