[mythtv-users] LCD HDTV recommendations (that are Myth friendly)...

Phil Bridges gravityhammer at gmail.com
Thu Apr 10 14:51:46 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 10:47 AM, Willy Boyd <willyboyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Andrew Close <aclose at gmail.com> wrote:
>  > On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Marc Sherman <msherman at projectile.ca> wrote:
>  >
>  >  >  Another minor issue that often gets overlooked when choosing a tv is the
>  >  >  availability of discrete IR controls for power and input selection. My
>  >  >  current tv has neither, and we're constantly fiddling with our remote to
>  >  >  get things into the right state whenever someone's been using it for
>  >  >  something other than mythtv.
>  >
>  >  Marc, please forgive my ignorance. :)  but what to you mean by
>  >  'discrete IR controls' for power and input?
>  >
>  He means a discrete IR signal for each input -- i.e. being able to
>  switch directly to VGA, HDMI, Svideo1, etc etc.  I know because I got
>  an Olevia 42" also lacking this and it utterly sucks.  You have one
>  button/code to cycle through the inputs.  And it doesn't exactly
>  switch inputs very fast.  This was an annoyance even after I got my
>  nice Harmony remote that can do all the thinking for me.  Finally I
>  got an upscaling receiver so everything is going to the HDMI source on
>  the tv now.  Next TV purchase I will be confirming how much control is
>  possible for sure.

If you look around the 'net, you can find Olevia discrete input codes.
 AVSForum has them listed (IIRC, the 47" model codes work on the 42"
model).  Powere, OTOH, is a different beast altogether :(

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