[mythtv-users] remotes (yet AGAIN)

Jesse Guardiani jesse at wingnet.net
Fri Dec 16 10:12:07 EST 2005

Lee wrote:
>>>> I love the buttons on the Hauppauge remote, but it's very
>>>> unresponsive. Buttons have to be held down usually. Sometimes
>>>> for 5 seconds or more. The receiver has to be at a certain angle to 
>>>> the remote, and that angle seems to change during the
>>>> course of playback. *Very* poor range. Etc... my wife is highly 
>>>> annoyed, and I am too.
>>> I noticed the same during 2 months. Change your batteries and you 
>>> will be happy.
>> I use rechargable NiMH. I just charged them a few days ago. No luck.
> I don't have a Hauppauge remote, but I have tried running other 
> remotes on rechargeable batteries, and a lot of them just won't, I 
> guess due to the lower voltage that the rechargeables push out ...
> Stick a fresh set of Alkalines in the remote and try it again, you 
> never know...

I didn't realize the voltages were different (I use my NiMH
batteries in everything, and I've never had a problem before),
but this page seems to confirm that:


I'll buy a set of alkalines tonight and give it a try. Can't hurt.

Jesse Guardiani
Programmer/Sys Admin
jesse at wingnet.net

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