[mythtv-users] best remote to buy for mythtv

Evan Burrows eburrows at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 17:24:11 UTC 2004

OK thanks for the responses so far.  I am trying to put all the pieces
together in my head before i buy something and realize it isn't what i
actually wanted or that I needed something else in addition to what I

OK so i grabbed this off newegg
Niveus Media PC Remote Control w/USB Receiver - Retail  

Model# Niveus PC Remote  
Item # N82E16880100651 

Mouse Remote 
Universal Remote 
Learning Remote 
Radio Frequency (works through walls up to 40ft. away) 
IR control of Living Room entertainment components 
Niveus PC Remote Configuration Software 
Control your PC from the comfort of your sofa 
Complete control of your Media Center PC 
Control of your favorite 3rd party PC applications 
Quick Buttons (Play, Pause, Rewind, Fast Forward, and more) 
Surf the Internet on your TV 
Turn your non-PC components ON/OFF 

Ok so right now the received i have for my pvr350 is an rf receiver or
an ir receiver?I appologize in advance that these are trivial
questions..  I am gathering that it is an it receiver.  So if i bought
this remote and rf receiver then that would eliminate the problem that
I have with my tv changing channels (i think).

Since it says that it can control your ir equipment does that mean the
the remote also sends ir signals? or does it send rf to the rf
receiver which translates it in ir and sends it to the corresponding
piece of equipment?

How would i go about setting this up?  Would it require me to do stuff
with lirc or does it handle it all on its own.  And if i have to set
up lirc and map channel up and channel down to change the channels on
my cable box (if this is transmitted through ir) what would stop the
tv from picking up the signal.  Like i said i am new to this and the
only time i have even looked at an lirc file is when i used the one on
Jarods site to set up my pvr350 remote.

thanks again

On Wed, 1 Dec 2004 11:51:41 -0500, Christopher Flynn <flynnguy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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