[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Remote Also Controls My TV

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Mon Feb 19 14:52:20 UTC 2007

On 2/19/07, Eric Holt <eric-mythtv at skoozdag.com> wrote:
> Hey folks.  Got a smidgen of a problem.  Sorta :)
> I made the switch on Friday, to go from watching my TV off a regular 19"
> LCD monitor to a much larger, old tv.  I'm using KnoppMyth and a Nvidia
> graphics card with SVideo out... and everything worked immediately when
> I disconnected the monitor and connected the TV.  Quality looks awesome
> -- no difference than if I had connected the cable directly to the tv.
> However, there is a problem.
> My Hauppauge remote (from a PVR-150, A415) appears to send the same
> signals as my actual TV remote.  If I hit volume up or volume down on my
> Hauppauge... not only does the MythTV volume go up and down, but the
> *television* volume goes up and down!  The speakers on the TV have
> become "iffy" sounding, so I keep the volume down to zero on the TV and
> use external speakers for my audio, which sounds great.
> Channel up and Channel Down also do the same thing, which is even bigger
> of a problem... because it takes me off of the SVideo input.
> The television is a 27" Philips brand TV.  It is about 5 or 6 years old.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
> Thanks,
>    --Eric Holt

You could always put a piece of electrical tape over the IR receiver on the
TV. You'd have to turn it on manually, but that should be enough to block
the IR signal from the remote.
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