[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc
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Sat Dec 24 11:16:36 UTC 2011
Mike Perkins wrote:
> > So, it should be possible to get the system set up so that you hit
>> the power button, the TV switches on, the surround system switches on
>> and selects the right input/mode, and so on.
>This can also be achieved outside of myth, or alongside myth, if you obtain a
>universal programmable remote control like one of the Logitech Harmony models.
>That's the way a number of us manage the ever-increasing number of devices we
>seem to accumulate these days.
>Programming a remote - which is designed for consumer use, after all - is
>probably easier than writing code against an event signal generated
>by myth and
>passing it to LIRC. Of course, which you choose depends on your
>and bank balance.
It also depends on what else you might want to happen.
For example, do you want to be able to power up the front end, and
have the TV come on automatically with it ? If so then it makes sense
to have the computer control the TV.
Similarly, if you want to power off the TV instead of invoking a
screen saver (and power it back on for "wake from screen saver"),
then that also would suggest having the computer control the TV.
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