[mythtv-users] USB IR receiver for Harmony remote

David Segall david at segall.net
Tue Aug 7 15:22:07 UTC 2007

Mike LaPlante wrote:
> Jay Mallar wrote:
>> Here's some links for IR receivers I'm considering...
>> http://www.usbuirt.com/overview.htm
>> -- 
>> -Jay
> Thanks Jay, those look ideal, except for the $50 price tag, the 
> remote+receiver combos seem to be $30-$40. The other question would be 
> if those are in the Harmony database.
The Harmony database does not contain receivers it contains 
transmitters. You can install a Microsoft receiver and tell your Harmony 
that it is a Hauppauge remote as long as you tell MythTV that it is 
listening to a Hauppauge remote by using the appropriate lirc files.

I also have a Harmony remote but choosing the optimum configuration for 
MythTV is a real challenge. It is clear from the "real" devices I have 
programmed it to talk to there is a wide range in its ability to emulate 
them. Similarly, the sample lirc files indicate a wide range in their 
ability to listen to various remotes. The search for the best lirc 
configuration to listen to the best Harmony emulation is too big for a 
human and I can't see how to apply a computer to the task.

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