[mythtv-users] Ready to buy LIRC receivers
mark at gags-r-us.org
Sun Jan 14 13:48:49 UTC 2007
Can I jump in here and expand the topic just a little?
I just did a Mythdora installation and it went well. I didn't select a remote because this is an experiment, but it seems like a good time to work out the remote issue now that I've got things working.
I see I have lots of receiver choices from previous notes in this thread. I struggle with the remote choice. I printed 5 pages of MythTV keyboard commands so I could operate this thing without a remote. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how I map all those keys to any hand-held remote? I haven't looked at a lirc file yet and I'm wondering if that would reveal how this is supposed to work. Is there an explanation somewhere for the rookie?
One option I'm considering is buying a USB-UIRT and trying to use the remote that came with my TV. This remote has buttons to put it in TV, VCR, DVD or Cable-box modes. I'm only using the TV function now and I assume (maybe badly) that I could set it to VCR and get lirc to use it.
The other option would be to buy a Streamzap setup - receiver and remote. I hate to add another remote but if someone here tells me it's easier then I might go that route. One thing about the Streamzap receiver - can it receive from other remotes?
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