[mythtv-users] Lite-On IR Keyboard and Learning Remotes
ahagge at wbfa.com
Thu Mar 31 18:14:33 UTC 2005
This is SUCH a great idea. I was thinking of getting an I/R keyboard
and trying to use the receiver with LIRC, but this is truly ingenious
and gets around it completely. I have an older Radio Shack RS15-1994
learning remote, so I should be all set on that end.
By the way, for anyone else who might be looking for a programmable
remote, I HIGHLY recommend you check out: http://www.hifi-remote.com/ .
They have a PC-based (Windows OR Linux, uses Java) system
(http://controlremote.sourceforge.net) for programming the relatively
inexpensive (as cheap as $19.99 for the RS15-2102) One-For-All line of
remotes, allowing you to upload/download your configuration from your PC.
* No more strugging with inputting the exactly correct key sequences
on your remote.
* No more worrying about losing your programming 'cause it took too
long to change your batteries.
* Macro keys (multiple operations from a single keystroke), allowing
you to turn on and configure your equipment with a single keypress
* And it offers capabilities that CAN'T be done with only the remote
(like a SHIFT- function to essentially give you almost twice as
many programmable keys).
All for free. And no, I'm in no way affiliated. Just a VERY happy
user. But like MythTV, it's not very user-friendly (yet), so plan to
spend some time learning...
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>I purchased the AirBoard wireless keyboard - just like this one:
>It's model SK-7100. I have 4 learning, programmable remotes:
>1 Onkyo, 1 MX-500, 1 MX-700 and 1 RS-2116.
>Each one of them learned everything I could throw at it with
>this keyboard. I even found out by accident when my mythfrontend
>core dumped (or seg faulted, can't remember which), that if
>I have a command line session open and the focus went to
>that window (it happened three times last night to me), I could
>even hit the up arrow on each of them (until my mythfrontend
>script came up in the history), hit the enter or select button,
>I could just restart mythfrontend. I've since put in a cronjob
>to restart if it crashes, but I accidentally discovered this, so I'm
>No LIRC. Just a keyboard/mount wireless interface. Everything
>even works when going through a Xantech IR repeater.
>No extra IR stuf, no extra cables.
>The $29 was money well spent. I spent last night and this morning
>teaching my wife and daughters about the new functionality, and
>they picked up on it in about 2 minutes. FAF has skyrocketed.
>No more keyboard to use except by geeky dad.
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