[mythtv-users] rf keyboards

Scott Alfter mythtv at salfter.dyndns.org
Mon Dec 18 19:59:36 UTC 2006

Peter Baumgartner wrote:
> I've got a Lite-On Airboard:
> http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/Keyboard/sk7100.asp
> It is small and has an integrated joystick so I don't need a separate
> mouse. Problem is it's IR and it's range and line of sight are a
> problem. I'm looking for something similar that is RF or some other
> technology that doesn't have those issues. Any suggestions?

I've been using the BTC 9019URF for a while:


I don't recall what range is specified for it, but it works at more than the
4-6' specified for most RF keyboards.  Mine is about 12' from the recliner to
the receiver, and I've never had connectivity problems.  The thumb-operated
joystick can be switched between use as a pointing device and use as a
joystick; as long as joystick support is compiled into your kernel, you can use
it with games and such.  I suspect the buttons across the top could be made to
work by tweaking xmodmap or whatever, but I've not gotten around to doing that.

 / v \ Scott Alfter (remove the obvious to send mail)
(IIGS( http://alfter.us/            Top-posting!
 \_^_/ rm -rf /bin/laden            >What's the most annoying thing on Usenet?

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list