[mythtv-users] Remote Controls

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Wed May 9 17:04:55 UTC 2007

Tom Lichti wrote:
> Rich West wrote:
>> Phill Edwards wrote:
>>>>> I have a Packard Bell PC remote which is great with MythTV. You can
>>>>> pick them up on eBay for nix.
>>>> Phill, that has to be the ugliest remote control *ever*.
>>> Mate, it is ugly, but it's a ripper for MythTV! As it's also VERY
>>> cheap (OK, proabably cos it's ugly), you should try it before you
>>> knock it :)
>> Thanks.. this helps.  Since I've already got the IR receiver for each of
>> my frontend systems, the remote is now the key to happiness. :)  I can't
>> believe just how many remotes disable buttons based upon the function
>> mode you are in.  For example, if you select "DBS/Cable", the "VCR" or
>> "DVD" type buttons (play, pause, rewind, etc) are all disabled. :(  Or,
>> as a better example, with two of the remotes I have, the Guide button is
>> disabled if you are in DVD/VCR mode, but it is enabled if you are in TV
>> mode.  Ugh.
>> Obviously, I need a "DVR" remote that had all of the right buttons with
>> all of them enabled so I can make lirc do the "right" thing as well as
>> be able to turn on/off all of the individual components (I've tried
>> training my kids to do it for me, but, oddly, they resist ;) ).
>> I'll have to swing by some of the stores and give a couple of the
>> inexpensive remotes a whirl.  Unfortunately, the Harmony is a little out
>> of the price range.. especially since I would need 3 of them!
>> -Rich
> Have you looked at Tivo remotes? They have lots of buttons...

Personally, I like the Tivo remote.  I do wish I could make it turn
on/off the receiver, though.  However, as I mentioned in the original
posting, my other half has a love-hate relationship with the Tivo remote.


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