[mythtv-users] best remote to buy for mythtv

Christopher Flynn flynnguy at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 16:51:41 UTC 2004

I am using a homebrew serial IR with a Radio Shack Programmable
remote. This way I can set mythtv to accept whatever signal I want.
Plus I can program all the other functions and have just one remote
for all my tv stuff.

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.
> Also one that that I noticed is when i am using the the hauppauge
> remote to scroll through the menu items in mythtv my tv is picking up
> the signal from the remote.  So every third time I press up (or down)
> on the remote (i am using the lirc file from Jarod's site) it changes
> the channel on the tv from my svideo channel to AV1 which I can say it
> EXTREMELY annoying. Since i am new to this lirc stuff is there any way
> to get around this other than putting a piece of electrical tape over
> the ir receiver on my tv lol.
> thanks
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