[mythtv-users] RF Remote?

Tony Di Bona dibona at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 20:10:52 UTC 2007

> Now that my myth box seems somewhat stable, the next step is getting remote control with LIRC working.  I really don't have the time to fiddle with building a homebrew receiver, so I went out during lunch to buy the hardware for that.
> As much as I tell myself I don't harbor any ill will towards Bill Gates, there's something inside me that is resistant to using a remote that has 'Microsoft' printed on it.  ;-P  So I went with the other option I could find - a Logitech UltraX Media Remote with a USB receiver.  However, after doing a little googling on that device, I've learned that it's a radio frequency remote rather than an IR remote.
>Logically, it seems like the only difference between the two should
be the hardware in the receiver and remote itself.  So, to get to the
point, is that the case?  Has anyone out there gotten an RF remote
with a USB receiver to work with LIRC or is there no point in even
taking this thing out of the box?

I am using the snapstream firefly RF remote with their USB receiver
and LIRC. It works fine and I am happy to share the lircd.conf and
lircrc files as needed, together with the changes to

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