[mythtv-users] IR Control of new Myth box

Michael Segulja msegulja at lmdcs.com
Fri Mar 5 00:28:29 EST 2004

Uh, yeah... I know big brother isn't watching me specifically, but they're watching, and don't you think that's concern enough?  Especially when I'm paying for the hardware, plus paying a monthly fee to use the hardware, for them to turn around and collect demographic information from me that they can then use to advertise to me?!  They should pay ME for that info.

Anyway... Not the topic of the post.  My question didn't really get answered.  Is there a standard that those of you in Myth-land have come accustomed to using for IR control?  I've looked at lirc.org, but there is a ton of information with links literally all over the internet for everything and anything.  I'm looking for something specific to Myth, and even more specific, I'm curious to find out what other users of Myth are using.  Is it a wide array of different IR hardware, or is it all pretty much the same thing, such as irman or something?

Also, is there a searchable archive of the mailing list anywhere?  The link on the myth website doesn't seem to be searchable.  It only lists all posts for that specific month, which makes finding something (such as the topic of this post) very difficult.



-----Original Message-----
From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of J. Donavan Stanley
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2004 7:46 PM
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] IR Control of new Myth box

Michael Segulja wrote:

>I just finished building a test system to run Myth to demo for my wife 
>more than anything.  After the big Superbowl fiasco with Janet's Jackson, I heard about Tivo's tracking of it's users viewing habits.  Well, being that I have a Tivo, and did not realize Big Brother was watching prior to that, I'm ready to go with an open source solution.

*sigh*  Big brother isn't watching YOU.  Tivo doesn't care what YOU as a 
person watch.  It's not tracked on an individual basis.   There are 
quite a few reasons why one might choose MythTV over Tivo but Tivo's 
data collection shouldn't be one of them. 

>So, the big key here is impress the wife with Myth and show it can do 
>everything Tivo can and more.  My question is regarding IR remote control.  Is there a standard that all of you in myth-land have come to love?  I have a Sony RM-VL1000 that I absolutely love, and would really like to make use of for Myth.  I have no idea how to go about this though?  Would it even work?
There's no reason why it wouldn't work provided you have an IR receiver 
attached to your machine.  Visit http://lirc.org for more info.  
Personally I use a "One for All" universal remote with PVR buttons.

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