[mythtv-users] universal remote for pvr-250

Michael Carland mcarland at bitsgonewild.net
Fri Jun 3 14:11:58 UTC 2005

On Jun 2, 2005, at 9:53 PM, Ashu Desai wrote:

> Hello all,
> I lost my remote control for PVR-250 and was wondering if I can use
> either of the following:
> Sony RM-Y168 (my TV remote)
> Sony RMT-D128A (my DVD remote)
> Sony RM-V8A (universal remote)
> JVC LP20303-009
> for my PVR-250 card...
> If so, I would appreciate a step-by-step guidance. I am a Unix rookie
> and can't figure out much on my own.
> Thanks,
> Ash.

IIRC the PVR can only detect RC5 remotes. There is a file on the home 
page of lirc (http://www.lirc.org) remotes.tar.bz2 that has the codes 
of all the currently known remotes.

Unpacking that file and looking in the Sony directory, I do not see any 
of your Sony remotes, but grepping them for RC5 only returns one match, 
so I would suspect Sony does not use RC5 protocol.

Grepping in the jvc directory for RC5 returns no matches.

I think Philips came up with RC5, there are many matches for it in the 
philips directory.

You could get a pretty cheap universal remote from Radio Shack, and 
program it to imitate a Philips remote, or Hauppauge have a replacement 
remote on their site for $14.95 


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