[mythtv-users] remote control recommendation
Bill at Explosivo.com
Fri Feb 16 20:04:32 UTC 2007
On Fri, 16 Feb 2007 13:53:02 -0600
Joe Harvell <jharvell+lists.mythtv-users at dogpad.net> wrote:
> I am looking for a remote control to use with my MythTV and A/V system.
> I have an IRTrans Translator (http://www.irtrans.de/en), but I need a
> remote. I don't want to spend a lot of money, so a touch screen is not
> what I'm looking for. Here is what I *am* looking for in order of most
> to least important.
> * It has to be able to send IR codes that are not already recognized
> by my existing A/V components (DVD player, TV, DISH receiver, A/V
> receiver). So ideally, it would be programmable so that I could
> program it to interact with a device I don't have.
> * It needs to have lots of keys with lots of labels (e.g., up,
> down, left, right, enter, info, menu, cancel, etc.) so I can
> assign the corresponding functions of MythTV and my A/V components
> to a key with a label that intuitively matches the function.
> * It needs to be able to send IR commands that are recognized by the
> IRTrans Translator as the same command every time. Some remotes
> (e.g. my DISH remote) seem to transmit slightly differently each
> time, but the device it controls is able to discern which key is
> being pressed. So I can't really use my DISH remote to control
> things for which I have to recognize and translate. This applies
> to the IRTrans Translator and LIRC in general.
> * It needs to be able to learn IR commands that I transmit from my
> IRTrans Translator so that I can program it with discrete codes
> for my A/V devices. Actually, this would be nice but is not
> strictly necessary since I can store a translation in the IRTrans
> translator, but it would be nice not to have to translate.
> Any recommendations?
I am not sure what you mean by lots of money, but I have a Harmony 880, which has been working very well - has tons of buttons, and is extremely flexible. It works fine with all my AV equipment including my PVR-500 MCE remote stuff. I think it satisfys all your noted requirements above. Not terribly familiar with the IRTrans...
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