[mythtv-users] low-cost low-grief remote

Jon jon at sd-6.org
Tue Mar 27 03:12:36 UTC 2007

Angus wrote:
> I've been trying to understand what array of remote options there are 
> out there for MythTV, but I haven't been able to piece together the 
> information I need. I've been reading about remotes that can be gotten 
> on the cheap, but the documentation seems to be completely unaware that 
> they all need an IR receiver. My tv card has a remote, with an IR 
> receiver, but it seems to be a waste of space, since I haven't been able 
> to get it to do anything but get irrecord to fail. Speaking of which, 
> I'd like a low-grief solution, meaning something highly compatible with 
> MythTV, and simple to configure.
>     So can someone recommend a compatible model of remote and IR 
> receiver for not too much? I hear that places like Radio Shack and Best 
> Buy probably have the material I'm looking for, or in this country: The 
> Source and Future Shop.
> _______________________________________________

It doesn't get much simpler than a serial receiver

They have a good range and work extremely well.  You can build one at
Radio Shack, but it will only save you about $5.  Has worked with any
remote I've tried with the exception of my Dish Network remote.

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