[mythtv-users] *Remote* remote control

Jonathan Markevich mythtv at jonandtina.net
Mon Dec 6 15:05:17 UTC 2004

Matt Vollmar wrote:

>> Here's another pie-in-the-sky request.
>> Is there some kind of way I can control the frontend machine through 
>> the network?  We're currently in a rather spread-out place, and 
>> sometimes I'd like to watch tv and programs another floor away.  The 
>> frontend and backend are all on the same machine, and the output from 
>> that is piped all over the house.
>> LIRC seems to be able to signal the app to do things, is there some 
>> way to extend that even more?
>> Thanks.
> People like http://www.x10.com make IR Repeaters.  Just put one in 
> every room and it will repeat your signal to the destination you want 
> to go.  I'm sure there are other and probably cheaper places that make 
> them.

I was hoping to use my network.  I'm sitting at a PC right now, but 
Stephane Grappelli is on CoolTV downstairs!!! (gasp)  This time I set it 
to record, which works for channel changing, but I have to run all the 
way downstairs to get to recorded programs to watch it, then run all the 
way upstairs again (gasp gasp... never thought watching TV would give me 
this much exercise! :))

Just wondering if there's some kind of signalling queue, or something 
like that.

I suppose this might make for trouble if someone's actually watching the 
program downstairs :)...

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