[mythtv-users] USB IR receiver for Harmony remote

Mike LaPlante mike at dividia.net
Tue Aug 7 19:27:34 UTC 2007

David Segall wrote:
> 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.
> _______________________________________________
Hmmm.... interesting. Thanks for the clarification, I had been thinking 
about it backwards.

So I guess I should not be concerned with which receiver I get and 
should focus more on which remote I want lirc to think I'm using.

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