[mythtv-users] low-cost low-grief remote
sylvania at istop.com
Tue Mar 27 04:24:22 UTC 2007
> Angus wrote:
>> 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
Wow, serial! When you said "serial" I thought USB, but that thing's
RS-232! Alright, I think my box has one of those, but...
> 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.
So are you saying with this I can use nearly any remote for MythTV?
I haven't really gotten into the features of the program, so I'm not
sure just what you can control in there with your remote, how many keys
it uses, features, etc.
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