[mythtv-users] "Ultimate" MythTV remote setup?

Matt skd5aner at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 15:04:43 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, Mark Lehrer <mark at knm.org> wrote:
> OK my wife has thrown down the gauntlet - get an easier-to-use remote
> setup or get rid of the entire home theater setup.  Has anyone out
> there found the ultimate remote control for a setup like mine?
> What I have currently:
> TV, receiver, Dish PVR, MythTV - normal operation requires 2 remotes
> plus RF keyboard for Myth.
> What I would love:
> 1 remote that can work for normal day-to-day operations - easy enough
> that an Amish person can figure it out.  I don't mind breaking out the
> keyboard or unit-specific remotes for things like configuring
> speakers, or mythtv command line settings, but nobody other than me
> should ever have to do this.
> Any ideas?
> I don't mind replacing any or all equipment that I have, for example I
> think most of my devices only have a toggle for on/off, which makes it
> completely impossible to keep power in sync for the TV and receiver.
> Also, my 1st-gen HDTV has a VGA & component input, so it may not be
> possible to find a receiver that can handle video switching properly.
> This requires a remote that I can program.  My Sony "universal" remote
> doesn't do DVR well at all, and switching components requires holding
> the button in for like 5 seconds, not really user friendly.  Of
> course, a remote that requires me to buy Windows in order to program
> is not acceptable.
> Thanks,
> Mark
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Harmony Remotes... easy as pie.


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