[mythtv-users] Remote Control Options...
michael.tiller at gmail.com
Tue Aug 19 15:15:33 UTC 2008
Frankly, I'm about ready to give up on the PVR-150 approach simply
because mode2 gives me *nothing* so I think there is something
fundamentally wrong. :-(
So my main interest is in alternatives at this point.
On 8/19/08, Paul Clark <battledean at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm using a couple of Hauppauge Nova-T on my Ubuntu box and the IR was
> the most time consuming and fiddly thing to get working, but I have it
> working perfectly now. I started out following Garry Parker's guide
> http://parker1.co.uk/mythtv_ubuntu2.php and supplemented it with my
> own research. Might be worth giving this a shot?
> Good luck, Paul
> 2008/8/19 Michael Tiller <michael.tiller at gmail.com>:
>> I did a clean install of Ubuntu and MythTV last weekend. Wow, things have
>> come a long way since I first started. I had everything I needed out of
>> box! Great work.
>> Anyway, everything is working great (generally better than before) except
>> that for some reason my PVR-150 IR receiver isn't working. I've run all
>> diagnostics I can all the way down to running "mode2" and I don't get
>> anything. Lirc is running and it sees my Hauppauge IR receiver just fine.
>> Anyway, that isn't the point of the email...just some background to
>> my motivation.
>> Frankly, this remote thing has been a thorn in my side for a long time so
>> I'd like to "revisit" this. I was using the PVR-150 but LIRC is a bit of
>> hassle and the RC-5 only limitation of the PVR-150 is a really annoying
>> aspect as well. So, I'm wondering what my options are here. I don't want
>> to spend much money, but I'm just wondering what other people use.
>> I have an HDHomerun and my fallback would be to move that into the living
>> room and use the IR pickup on that. It seems quite solid and it doesn't
>> seem to have the RC-5 limitation either. For various "connectivity"
>> reasons, moving the HDHomerun may be impractical so I'm keeping that my
>> One thing I noticed in playing with HDHomerun (what a cool piece of
>> that is!) was the "UDP" aspect of LIRC. That is pretty neat. What other
>> devices use UDP? I assume the UDP data that is being sent is fairly low
>> level IR information so I would think that talking with LIRC that way
>> be pretty hard unless you were feeding it data directly from an IP pickup.
>> I don't want to build my own IR receiver (I want to go in completely the
>> opposite direction...I don't have that kind of time). An ideal solution
>> would be a simple, cheap USB based device but when I've looked at those in
>> the past it always seemed like there was some issue with LIRC and some USB
>> devices (IrDa?).
>> I saw this thing from IguanaWorks. Anybody have any experience with this?
>> Another thing I considered were "high-end" mice or mini-keyboards using
>> For example, at work we have a little USB device for operating PowerPoint
>> remotely. I wonder how effective this would be for MythTV? Another thing
>> I've considered is "gyroscopic" mice. Anybody used those with MythTV?
>> Basically, I'm interested in finding out all the options. Surely there
>> some very nice non-PVR-150 solutions out there so I'd like to hear what
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