[mythtv-users] Advice on using an RF remote?
stichnot at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 21:59:07 UTC 2010
On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:46 AM, Jim Stichnoth <stichnot at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a couple of Zotac IONITX based frontends that I would like to
> power-down (suspend) when not in use. I don't really want to use
> wake-on-USB with the IR receiver because of the known issues with the
> early IONITX boards, and also because I often see the IR receiver
> picking up stray signals which would presumably wake up the frontend.
> I'm thinking of setting up a universal IR/RF remote to control things.
> The IR part is needed for controlling the TV. The RF part would
> involve an RF receiver on the always-on master backend, which would be
> able to remotely suspend the frontends, resume them with wake-on-LAN,
> and use NetworkControls to send keypresses to mythfrontend.
> Has anyone done something like this? Any gotchas? Any
> recommendations for RF receiver hardware that works with LIRC?
Thanks everyone for the advice. In the end, I decided not to pursue
this because it appears that it would take at least 2 years of reduced
frontend power consumption to make up for the cost of the new remote
control hardware, plus there are sure to be WAF issues.
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