[mythtv-users] MythTV and Harmony remotes

Tim Hamer tdh1 at cec.wustl.edu
Mon Jun 20 22:31:55 UTC 2005

all you have to do for that is set the keybindings for each module in 
mythweb, then you can change as you please with only one keypress.

Paul Woodward wrote:
> Is it smart enough to let you switch between modules without all the 
> keypresses? e.g. from TV to music?
> Paul
> On 6/20/05, *Peter Lee* <peteratcmu at gmail.com 
> <mailto:peteratcmu at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     On 6/20/05, Nate Thompson <nightstrm at gmail.com
>     <mailto: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.
>     Peter
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