[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc
mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sat Dec 24 15:12:22 UTC 2011
On 24/12/11 11:16, Simon Hobson wrote:
> 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
>> time, expertise
>> 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.
Nope. That's what my Harmony 600 can do. It "knows" which devices are in which
state, and sends appropriate On or Off codes to set things up the way I want
them, plus input selects to the TV. So, it's a single button press to start up
myth and activate the TV, selecting the appropriate input; if I want to watch a
DVD it's two button presses, one to select the activity menu, one to select the
DVD input and power up the player, at the same time powering off the myth front
end. Cable, the same. DVB-T through the TV, the same. At the end, a single
button to switch off whatever was on the last time I selected anything.
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