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

Yan Seiner yan at seiner.com
Tue Mar 27 03:48:08 UTC 2007

Angus napsal(a):
> 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.

I've been buying these cheap, cheap Phillips/Radio Shack remotes.  They 
sell here for about $7 US, and they have all the features I need.

So it's not too difficult to find what you need.

Mine looks like an older version of this one:


Except mine cost $7....


I use home-built lirc serial receivers.


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