[mythtv-users] low-cost low-grief remote
jon at sd-6.org
Tue Mar 27 03:12:36 UTC 2007
> I've been trying to understand what array of remote options there are
> out there for MythTV, but I haven't been able to piece together the
> information I need. I've been reading about remotes that can be gotten
> on the cheap, but the documentation seems to be completely unaware that
> they all need an IR receiver. My tv card has a remote, with an IR
> receiver, but it seems to be a waste of space, since I haven't been able
> to get it to do anything but get irrecord to fail. Speaking of which,
> I'd like a low-grief solution, meaning something highly compatible with
> MythTV, and simple to configure.
> So can someone recommend a compatible model of remote and IR
> receiver for not too much? I hear that places like Radio Shack and Best
> Buy probably have the material I'm looking for, or in this country: The
> Source and Future Shop.
It doesn't get much simpler than a serial receiver
They have a good range and work extremely well. You can build one at
Radio Shack, but it will only save you about $5. Has worked with any
remote I've tried with the exception of my Dish Network remote.
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