[mythtv-users] USB LIRC receivers
RobertCL at iname.com
Wed Sep 24 17:25:28 UTC 2008
Shanon Swafford wrote:
>> Yan Seiner wrote:
>>> Can anyone recommend a USB receiver and remote that works
>> with myth+lirc?
>> I use the Microsoft MCE USB receiver and it works really well. It has
>> great range. LIRC comes with a config file for it already.
>> Plug it in,
>> copy the config file from the examples directory and it just works.
> Is it possible to toss the Microsoft remote and use a universal remote with
> their IR receiver? Is it the Microsoft IR receiver limited to any certain
> IR protocol (RC-5, etc)?
> I have an "Atlas DVR (day) 1055" that is the bomb for buttons, but I just
> can't get it to work with my Pinnacle 800i's receiver with the Aux device.
> Has anybody tried these?
I bought one that looks very similar (same buttons, but it's grey).
It presents ittself as a USB keyboard and a USB mouse. That big
circular "button" that I assumed would do left/right and up/down is the
"mouse" and I can't for the life in me get any of the buttons to do
anything I want them to do in Myth - mainly because they just map to
keypresses and the keypresses they do map to I can't succesfully map to
anything in Myth. The "ok" button is a mouse click, left and right
buttons just under the big circle are the left and right mouse buttons,
so I can't map any of these to "enter" of anything useful. Even if I
could, I don't have up/down/left/right to navigate the myth menus and
the I don't want to use the "mouse" to try and move a pointer I can't
see from across the room to try and click! GRrrrr.
Thankfull it was cheap though, so not too much money wasted.
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