[mythtv-users] low-cost low-grief remote
mythtv at rodsbooks.com
Wed Mar 28 01:33:26 UTC 2007
On Tuesday 27 March 2007 21:41, Angus wrote:
> Rod Smith wrote:
> > 6) One alternative to using LIRC is to use a wireless keyboard.
> Which is definitely not the way to do it on the cheap.
Somebody else posted a link to a pretty inexpensive IR keyboard:
If you happen to already have a suitable universal remote, that ought to work
pretty well. If not, the universal remote will set you back more -- either a
little more (another $10-$20) with much more effort to configure (using a JP1
interface) or much more ($50-$200) with easier remote configuration (using a
Logitech Harmony or similar high-end remote).
> Also, I've
> already tried running MythTV with a keyboard, and I found that some
> menus just wouldn't work. I assumed that this was because these menus
> wouldn't work with a keyboard, but they would once I got a decent remote.
Can you be more specific? I've never had problems getting menus to respond to
my keyboards. (I've got frontends on two systems; one is my frontend in my
living room with an IR keyboard and remote and the other is a desktop system
that I use with a wired keyboard and no remote, but I mostly use the latter
system just to do tests and schedule recordings.)
> Assuming everything you put is accurate, I wish I had found this
> information when going through FAQs and the Wiki. Maybe it should be put
This is an ongoing discussion, with my responses having only part of the
answer. If you'd care to use excerpts from my posts in a wiki entry, please
feel free to do so.
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