[mythtv-users] Remote controls compatible w/ iMON Soundgraph
xanium4332 at googlemail.com
Mon Dec 25 01:03:17 UTC 2006
On 24/12/06, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> On 24 Dec 2006, at 12:36, James Buckley wrote:
> > On 24/12/06, Stroller <linux.luser at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> >>> ...
> >>> I have a Silverstone case with one of these VFDs, and I haven't
> >>> tried to
> >>> learn the codes to my "universal remote" (pocketpc w/nevo software)
> >>> but I
> >>> did have absolutely no success trying to get the VFD/IR unit to
> >>> record/listen to any other remote (tivo, xbox360, etc).
> >> That's a real pain. I've fairly got my heart set on a Silverstone
> >> case (with VFD) and had hoped to use the remote from my Apple MacBook
> >> with it.
> >> Is it common for IR units to respond only to their own remotes? I'd
> >> have thought that all IR remotes used the same "range of
> >> frequencies".
> > OK, I've been here before...
> > First of all, I bought a Silverstone LC-11M case. the iMon 'PAD'
> > remote that came with it sucked. ... to replace it I went out
> > and bought an 'X-Box 360 Universal Media Remote', which was perfect
> > for what I needed. ...
> > I eventually went through every remote in the house, all
> > with the same problem (the codes received from a button press were
> > never the same, basically just random jargon). After posting on
> > venky's forums, I was told that the iMon receiver would only work with
> > an iMon remote.
> What a pain! Thank you, though, for clarifying this for me.
> > With no chance of getting the iMon receiver to work with anything
> > other than the iMon remote, I decided to build a serial IR receiver
> > (design: http://www.lirc.org/receivers.html)
> I may do something similar.
> The problem with a serial connection is that - I think? - they are
> only available on the outside of most cases.
Well, I'm using an Micro-ATX motherboard (MSI K8NGM2-FID), which
actually has internal serial header pins. I think most motherboards
that don't have serial as a port on the back have at least some
internal pins. Anyway, I mounted the IR receiver next to the original
iMon receiver in my case - it's hidden behind a dark piece of perspex.
I was lucky, got away with no exterior *things*. If my internal
mounting failed, I was gonna fall back to an external MCE receiver
(less hastle then building my own USB receiver).
Anyway, glad I could help someone...
> Considering the cluttered state of my flat it is surely vain (as in
> "useless";) of me to be bothered about the untidiness of an
> additional extra box for the IR receiver, but one appeal of the
> Silverstone cases is that this is built-in. I see links on the
> lirc.org site to USB-based IR projects, such as usbirboy - it should
> be possible to connect such a receiver to the m/b's front-panel
> header pins and mount it in place inside the case.
> > Don't quote my on this, but I think the receiver (which is USB) from
> > the Microsoft Media Center Remote kit (like this one:
> > http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/77109), works with many remotes,
> > however you might want to check that out first.
> Thanks. I'll do some homework before committing myself but likewise I
> might end up taking one of these apart, likewise to mount it inside
> the case.
> PS: is anyone else using the Apple remote with MythTV?
> I find the buttons on conventional remotes very crowded; they're easy
> enough to use, and I guess the advantage (if not the whole point;) of
> Myth is that one needs only one remote control for all applications,
> so one will not find one juggling controllers in the old manner of
> external VHS, DVD & set-top boxes, but I rather like the idea of the
> Apple remotes' simplicity. Am I being unduly idealistic?
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