[mythtv-users] [OT] Remote Control question - not all buttons work

Phill Edwards philledwards at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 05:51:16 UTC 2005

This is not a specific MythTV question, but it does affect my MythTV experience.

I just bought a remote control off eBay that looks like this -

It has lots of buttons and I was very excited about configuring them
all. It also supports multiple devices. When I tried to get the config
set up by running irrecord I found that not all the button presses got
picked up. Later I pointed the remote at my palm which runs IRMan and
beeps when it receives an IR beam - this too failed to respond to all
the button presses.

Is it therefore the case that the remote manufacturer has enabled
different buttons for different devices? So for example, some of the
buttons work when it's in TV mode and a different set work when it's
in DVD mode? If that's the case then that truly sucks big time! Why
don't they enable every button for all devices - surely it wouldn't
cost more?

Is there anything I can do about it? If I buy another multi-device
remote how can I check beforehand whether all the buttons are enabled?


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