[mythtv-users] It's not the TiVo that she loved...

Marco Nelissen marcone at xs4all.nl
Wed Apr 5 16:14:26 UTC 2006

>On Apr 5, 2006, at 9:44 AM, Richard Bronosky wrote:
>> My wife has dealt with my MythTV tinkering for about 8 months.  she  
>> has
>> sat in bed with the RF keyboard to watch TV, and steadily reminded me
>> that "The TiVo wasn't that bad."  She kept saying the shes misses the
>> TiVo, so I gave up on trying to install the free Dell USB remote  
>> that I
>> stumbled upon, and ordered an ir receiver from http://irblaster.info
>> last night I got it installed and setup the TiVo remote to control  
>> MythTV.
>> Turns out that all she missed was the remote.
>> It is a pretty good remote.  Nice shape and balance.  Decent  
>> simplicity,
>> yet enough buttons to do everything.
>I always liked the TiVi "dogbone" shape.

I believe the official name of the Tivo remote shape is "peanut".
I've been wanting to set up my system so that I can control *everything*
with the tivo remote (tivo, mythtv, dvd, receiver). In the end it's probably
going to require a new receiver, some serial cables and an irblaster, but
I haven't quite figured it all out yet.

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