[mythtv-users] best remote to buy for mythtv

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 15:16:46 UTC 2004

OK so since it is RF to the computer that would eliminate the remote
changing the channel on my tv correct?  So it would be rf to control
the menus in mythtv and the ir for the tv itself and it would transmit
an ir signal to the cable box?  I am just trying to find out if there
is an all in one package or if i would also have to buy a serial IR
blaster to control the cable box. thanks for the info I will check it

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 08:57:29 -0600, Lane Schwartz <dowobeha at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 09:05:19 -0500, Evan Burrows <eburrows at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am looking to by a new remote and I have a few questions.  Currently
> > I am using 3 remotes to control my tv stuff.  One for the tv itself
> > (turn it off/on etc, I also have a cable feed going to the analog port
> > on my tv so i can watch some tv when the pvr350 is recording off my
> > cable box), the grey Hauppauge remote for my pvr350 and the remote for
> > my scientic atlantica cable box.  So are there any decent remote
> > combos out there that will be an ir receiver (to capture the commands
> > sent to control the pvr350), and an ir transmitter because I would
> > have to transmit a signal from this receiver to the the receiver on my
> > cable box so that my mythbox could control my cable box.  I have seen
> > the posts that build a simple ir transmitter from a few parts from
> > radio shack and am willing to do that if need be but i figured since
> > we are around the holiday season if i could kill a couple birds with
> > one stone I might as well get an all in one package and spend a little
> > money for the convenience.
> Well, this recent thread has been discussing a lot of these issues:
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/96754
> Someone there pointed out the Niveus Media PC remote:
> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=80-100-651&depa=0
> http://store.niveusmedia.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.2/it.A/id.4/.f
> After looking at the Niveus remote, I'm thinking about getting it. It
> is an RF remote for the computer, but it is also a universal IR remote
> that can control TV, VCR, cable box, etc. The Niveus web page says
> that it's a learning remote, so it should be able to learn how to
> control your other devices from your existing remotes.
> HTH,
> Lane
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