[mythtv-users] Using RCA DirecTv Remote with hauppague IR receiver (mini-how to)

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 1 19:47:45 EST 2004

You might have some better luck in doing one of these:
1. Use VCR code 0081 (at least that's what it is on
the URC-6131, and Radio Shack remotes, it might be
different).  You might get more buttons working that
2. Either using VCR code 0081, or your current one
(2062), try locating and then programming in the
extended keycodes to various buttons on the remote
(that don't seem to work right).  This usually
involves a variant of keymapping, which I don't know
if the RCA remote supports or not.

Maybe one of these days, I should pick one up and see
if I can do that...  The look and feel of those RCA
remotes is better than the URC-6131 (in my opinion,

-- Joe

--- gabe at mustbethemoney.com wrote:
> I am succesfully able to use my RCA DirecTV remote
> with mythtv using the
> RC-5 protocol.  I had to dig around the lirc website
> to find the
> appropriate config file (which is essentially a
> phillips VCR config file).
> To do this, set up up one of the VCR buttons with
> code 2062 (Hold down the
> VCR button, and while holding type 2062 and then
> release the VCR button). 
> Feel free to use my config files (they are located
> on a dynamic IP so
> hopefully the IP will be good, I will transfer them
> to
> http://mustbethemoney.com/mythdocs/XX soon)
> There is very limited functionality using this
> script (channel change,
> stop, play, rewind, pause, record) and I have
> programmed the GO BACK key
> as "OK" key because of its position on the remote
> and the ANTENNAE button
> to be "Exit", however I may change them around as
> play and stop accomplish
> the same function.  I could not program the info
> key, even though I know
> it sends a code.
> The limitation is because the remote does not send
> IR codes for most of
> the buttons (inc. the diamond arrows).  This is
> unfortunate, but better
> than using two remotes.  Preferrably, I would like
> to find a code to enter
> for the AUX button, as I am convinced every button
> on the remote can then
> be mapped.  If anyone discovers how to do this, and
> can point in the right
> direction, that would be great (and better than
> building an IR receiver
> that is compatible with the remote as is).  I did
> try all the cable box
> codes for Phillips as in the manual w/o any success,
> so if anyone else has
> gotten this far, help would be appreciated.
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