[mythtv-users] Zalman HD135 remote ?
mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Tue Mar 20 01:36:25 UTC 2007
On Monday 19 March 2007 20:40, clinton wrote:
> I can't get my Zalman HD135 remote to work with Fedora Core 6. What are my
> options for an IR remote?
Too many to enumerate. My impression is that most MythTV users run LIRC and
configure it to recognize whatever remote is convenient -- either the remote
that comes with their TV card or a universal remote programmed for whatever
device is common. There are probably thousands of configurations that would
work. In fact, although I have no personal experience with it, my suspicion
is that you could get your Zalman remote working if you find appropriate help
or documentation. (I don't use LIRC or the Zalman HD135 remote myself,
though, so I'm afraid I'm not the one to provide that help.)
Another type of option is to use a wireless keyboard instead of a remote; or a
variant of this is to use a wireless keyboard and configure a suitable
universal or learning remote to emulate that keyboard. This is what I do;
I've got a One For All URC-6131, which is a universal "PVR" remote marketed
to TiVo owners. Mine is hacked to include a JP1 interface, so I was able to
reprogram it to send the codes that are sent by my Lite-On infrared keyboard.
This configuration works pretty well and bypasses LIRC entirely. In my case
it took a certain amount of skill to set up because JP1 is a do-it-yourself
sort of tool for remote configuration. I'm sure it would have been easier
with a Logitech Harmony or other high-end universal remote.
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