[mythtv-users] MythTV and Harmony remotes

Peter Lee peteratcmu at gmail.com
Mon Jun 20 21:14:56 UTC 2005

On 6/20/05, Nate Thompson <nightstrm at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone is using one of the Logitech Harmony remotes
> with their MythTV box, and if so, what the easiest way to configure it
> is. I noticed that they have included MythTV as a manufacturer in
> their online remote database, but I'm assuming that you'd need the
> comparable LIRC config files as well for it to work. I'm planning on
> picking up one of the new Harmony 880 remotes soon, but am hoping to
> find out the best way to get things configured would be.
> Thanks for any info,
> Nate

Hi, Nate.

Yes, I have one of the Harmony remotes.  I can't quite remember which
model, but it is one of the lower-priced ones, designed specifically
for controlling pvr's.

Anyway, to answer your question, the mythtv configuration that is
included sets up the IR codes to match those of the remote that comes
with the Hauppauge pvr-250/350.  So, if you are using those
capture/encoder cards, then setting up the Harmony is a snap.

Personally, I'm not really sold on the Harmony.  I find the buttons to
be a little bit spongy feeling and the writing on them to be too small
for my old eyes to read.  But my family loves it.  After having gone
through several programmable remote solutions, the Harmony is the one
that my wife and son always want to use.  And it was definitely the
easiest one to set up, which is impressive given its great
functionality and features.


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