[mythtv-users] Remote substitute
pwilliamson at mandtbank.com
Fri Dec 3 23:50:34 UTC 2004
I thought I'd share a funny story...
I've been fighting with LIRC to get it to recognize my Lola X-10 for
a week and decided to throw in the towel and get a Lite-On wireless
keyboard. I bounced the idea off my wife and kids, and they seemed
to be ok with using a keyboard, as long as it was wireless.
I got it today, replaced the wired keyboard and it was quite ok.
Now instead of switching one button to control the TV and the
Myth box, I was switching between a remote and a keyboard.
>From a WAF, it was extremely low. From a grandparents point
of viw, it was totally unacceptable.
So, I killed two birds with one stone and solved the problems
with a solution right in front of my face. I programmed my
learning remote with all the keyboard commands I thought I'd
ever use and voila! - I don't have a keyboard anymore,
I didn't have to mess with LIRC for oh-so-many-hours to
get just the right keymaps and I've got control of Myth
back into the learning remote. And if I need the keyboard
in an emergerncy, it's stored in a cabinet right near the TV
so I can whip it out lickety-split.
Myth gets cooler every day. I just thought I'd share
my solution to solve a problem I see a lot of people -
"I can't get LIRC working right" or "I can't get the
keymaps just right." Programming a learning remote
from a keyboard is about 100x easier than getting
LIRC just right (IMHO). Am I missing something?
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