[mythtv-users] Remotes (??Possibly JP1??)
kawayanan at gmail.com
Fri May 23 20:12:16 UTC 2008
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 10:03 AM, J <jsweepstakes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to find a remote that will control everything that I have. (6
>> devices) I've been trying to do research on JP1 remotes and I'm really not
>> having any luck, does anybody know a good place that I can use as a resource
>> to get a full working remote. I would also need to find a remote that
>> allows learning from other remotes (so I don't loose any buttons).
> The learning feature was a priority for me, as I run an OS X frontend,
> and needed to teach a remote 6 instances of the apple remote with
> complete control/flexibility of button assignments.
> I am completely happy with the harmony 550 in this capacity. My
> wife/kids can push one button that will put the frontend to sleep,
> power down the TV, and power down the AV receiver. That alone has
> probably paid for the remote in terms of my electricity bill. An
> added benefit is that the remotes' configuration is saved by the
> harmony website, so that the hours I spent learning/configuring the 36
> functions are not wasted should the remote be disabled/destroyed by
> one of my kids...
>> I am sure the Harmony remotes will do everything you need and are
>> probably very nice. I guess I just stopped looking when I saw the price
>> tag (I'm cheap). I couldn't justify a remote to my wife that would cost
>> over 1/3 of the cost of my mythtv box. :)
> Where do you get a mythtv box for $100? I'll take 2!
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I'm not sure what Harmony people were talking about, but some are very
expensive. I suppose I should ask where you get a $30 Harmony 550. :)
Newegg.com sells it for ~$90 and I don't see it much below that (still
$75 + S&H at some random unknown website, $70ish or more on Ebay).
Without knowing what Harmony people are talking about, they seem to
range from $90 for the 550 to $420 for the 1000 (ok so that one has a
touch screen and looks cool, but there are still $230 and $330 Harmony
My $10 URC-6131n can be programed with pretty much any code, and has
complete control/flexibility on button assignment. I can also set a
button to a macro to turn off multiple devices, etc. I have my remote
and its setup saved to my own computer. If my 2 year old kills it I can
replace it with another $10 one and have it set up the same with almost
no work. :)
I'm not saying the Harmony remotes are not cool, they look very nice. I
am sure they might be much easier to set up. A cheap JP1 can do lots of
the same stuff though, as long and you are willing to work on it.
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