[mythtv-users] [OT] Re: Best Remote?

Calvin Harrigan charriglists at bellsouth.net
Wed Jul 11 19:46:08 UTC 2007

Chad wrote:
> On 7/10/07, David Frascone <dave at frascone.com> wrote:
>> I currently have a Harmony 880 remote -- but I'm thinking of downgrading.
>> It used to control my vcr, media center, dvd player, dvd recorder, and
>> comcast PVR.  (And, of course, TV and AV Receiver)
>> Now it controls my mythtv, and, occasionally, a VCR.  (And TV & AV receiver)
>> But -- I've had trouble finding a good profile to have enough buttons to
>> control my myth effectively.  I want commercial skip buttons, delete
>> buttons, parental control buttons, etc.  So I quickly run out.
>>  So -- my question is -- what's the best remote for Myth?  I'm willing to
>> e-bay my harmony, to if I can find something with lots of buttons, with a
>> good lircrc, that will also control volume on my AV receiver, and power on
>> my TV.
>> Any suggestions?
>> -Dave
>> --
>> David Frascone
> By far my favorite remote for one of my MythTV frontends is a (very)
> old school RCA remote.  Seems like it's a RCU-810?  Hang on,
> googling...  Yep!  If you can get your hands on a few of these they
> make great remotes.  They have Learning keys to control "future"
> products and Macro keys to give you that "Harmony" feel.  The 2
> biggest downfalls are the weight of the unit (which is not that bad,
> but you have to pick something right?) and the lack of overall
> enthusiasm.  I'd expected everyone on the planet to think these were
> "the bomb diggie" rather than the Harmony options.  But since the
> world decided Harmony was "where it's at" I broke down and got a few.
> Overall the Harmony doesn't suck, but in general I have a much better
> feel from using my RCA.
> Oh and an honorable mention is a Philips, seems like it's called a DVP
> something, hang on googling... It's the PMDVD6.  It too has quite a
> bit of ability for what, $15 or so.
> -Chad
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I have an old 810 where the buttons had become hard to press.  Seems 
almost like the conductive part of the rubber has become less 
conductive.  Can this be fixed?


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