[mythtv-users] Touchscreen Myth Frontend

Russell Brown rmbzzz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 00:58:44 UTC 2006

> Hence the lack of any additional serial ports. The mobo has a CIR port
> on it. Has anyone connected a CIR receiver to a EPIA board, did it work,
> is it compatible with LIRC???  I've seen some dead cheap USB based IR
> remotes (incl receivers) around, but have noticed on the list that these
> are generally useless. Is this correct???  Would it just be easier to
> get one of these???

I use a Streamzap remote which comes with a USB IR receiver.
It is well supported by lirc and works. The cost is US$30 at

The one drawback is that it does not have a lot of buttons.
Thus, you may find that you cannot access all the features
you want from the remote. This has the benefit that
I can remember what each button does.

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