[mythtv-users] Re: Wireless Keyboards
tim.tait1 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 17:08:06 UTC 2005
The only problem I had was the up-arrow key - my remote (Home Theatre
Master 8000) says it learned it ok, but it seems to send many with one
keypress? Or I think more likely the key-up code was corrupted? -
because the keyboard does the same thing occasionally with any key if it
loses good sight of the receiver. I tried learning it a half dozen times
with the same result. The other arrow keys work great.
David Morris wrote:
> Yes, it seems Newegg has dropped the Lite-On IR keyboard. Too bad, I
> have it and it's great for a cheap HTPC keyboard.
> And yes, Lite-On just rebadged this keyboard (well, in fact mine isn't
> even branded as a Lite-On anywhere, not even on the box). Several
> folks sell this keyboard under their own name, it's actually a quite
> common one.
> On the JP1 Remote forums several keyboards have been identified as
> using the same IR protocol. In fact the JP1 profile that I downloaded
> was created for an AirBoard IR keyboard. It worked fine for my
> Lite-On SK-7100 -- I just configured it in RemoteMaster and downloaded
> it to my All-4-One Learning Remote (model 8810w, $18 from Wal-Mart)
> using IR. It beats learning the keyboard manually, which is quite a
> challenge. I never could get my remote to learn from the keyboard,
> but I know it's possible as others have done it. It's just very very
> picky and tedious to do, so the JP1 route is much easier, plus you get
> the benefit of a backup of your entire remote should it ever lose its
> memory. Now I have one master remote that controls all of my A/V
> devices, including my Myth box, and I don't have to run lirc. The
> only quirk is that the arrow keys tend to repeat at the slightest
> touch on the remote -- it's a known issue that could probably be
> tweaked in the remote protocol, but I live with it by making quick,
> light jabs on the arrow keys.
> I can't recommend the JP1 approach strongly enough. Visit
> http://www.hifi-remote.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1009 for a good JP1
> beginner thread if you're not already familiar with it. On those
> forums you will find links to free downloads for RemoteMaster and IR,
> plus tons of remote profiles and discussions of all sorts of neat
> stuff. There are also instructions on how to make your own JP1 cable,
> but unless you've got a good electronics shop handy or can buy
> components online in small quantities, it's better to buy a kit or a
> pre-made cable from one of the suppliers you'll find mentioned there.
> The better, most compatible cables are more than just a wired
> connector, mine has a custom perf-board with an IC, a couple of
> diodes, and a half-dozen resistors all mounted inside a DB25 hood that
> connects to a parallel port. Rather than try to track down all the
> parts myself, I bought the kit since I'm handy with a soldering iron
> -- the kit costs half of what a ready-made cable costs.
> Tim Tait wrote:
>> Karsten Jeppesen wrote:
>>> I had a look for the LITE-ON keyboard but it seems to have been
>>> Since the remote function depends on IR (RF universal remotes don't
>>> exist I think) then the keyboard must use IR as the trasmitter medium.
>>> I have decided to proceed with the streamzap, but I noticed that
>>> Sage actually has an IR keyboard. Do anybody know if this keyboard
>>> can be emulated by the JP1 remotes the same way as the LITE-ON
>> I too was looking for that Liteon SK-7100, but it vanished from
>> newegg. I did however find this Silitek SK-7551 PS/2 IR
>> Keyboard/mousestick for $USD 23.50 here:
>> Their customer service was good.
>> Although it is grey & black in the photo, it is actually all black.
>> It works fine with X, but I have not yet tried to learn it's IR
>> codes. Seems quite sturdy. In fact, the reciever looks identical to
>> the LiteOn one. I suspect that Silitek made the other one for LiteOn.
>> Anyhow I've been using a Silitek desktop keyboard for 4 years now and
>> it's never let me down.
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