[mythtv-users] WAF remote... Apple Remote?

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sat Jan 20 19:04:13 UTC 2007

On Jan 20, 2007, at 10:52 AM, Stroller wrote:

> On 20 Jan 2007, at 10:00, David Whyte wrote:
>> On 1/20/07, Michael Lynch <lynchmv at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> OK, I couldn't resist this:
>>> http://www.woot.com/
>>> How much simpler could a remote get, any wife would love one.
>> True, whilst it is simply, I don't think it is overly practicle.   
>> What
>> do you have to do to bring up the menu?  Tap play, pause and stop?
>> And to bring up the guide you tap stop, pause, play?
> I mentioned the Apple Remote in a previous post, but only as an aside
> and I didn't hear from anyone using one with a MythTV system. It is
> twice the price, but has 50% more buttons, 6 in all. Might these
> additional buttons be sufficient for bringing up the menus & guide?
> I haven't built my MythTV, yet (and have in fact never used Myth) so
> can't asses how likely it is that the Apple Remote (or the Kensington
> one in the OP's link) will be usable for Myth, but there's a big bit
> of me that wants it to be. I guess I'm a fanboi, but I like the idea
> of a nice simple remote and not having to remember that I've mapped a
> function onto a button with an entirely different label (I can
> imagine that this is possible or likely in Myth?). I can see the
> argument that says "why have many buttons on the remote when you can
> have all the buttons you need - contextually, too - on the GUI?"; the
> ideal remote & on-screen UI should give one exactly the number of
> buttons / functions one needs at any time, and never have an
> overwhelming number of functions or unused buttons. To be honest I'd
> probably be quite happy using a standard 30-button remote, but I like
> the idea of using the Apple Remote with Myth.

I have used the Apple remote with my MacBook Pro to control Myth and  
it's not all that practical. It really needs Chan+ and - and separate  
escape and enter buttons and I would use it quite a bit.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list