[mythtv-users] Which remote code set and LIRC file should I pick for my MX-500?

Mark Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Sun Jul 20 10:57:26 UTC 2008

On July 20, 2008 12:53:02 am Allen Edwards wrote:
> I see there are something like 500 LIRC files and something like 250
> ways to program my MX-500.  I am not sure what the overlap space is but
> I am sure there are hundreds of choices.
> So, I want to program my MX-500 to something and pick a corresponding
> LIRC file before I go about debugging getting remote to work.
> I have a HD HomeRun if that matters and am going to use that as the IR RX.
> Anyone care to suggest a good set of choices here?
> Allen

On my last remote (motorols drc-425), I used codes for a primestar satellite 
reciever.  I created my own lircd.conf for it.  It worked very well for me.

When that remote died, I got a motorola drc 800 and was annoyed to find that 
it didn't have the old code that I used.  Now I used MCE codes.  They seem to 
be very prone to interference from reflected evening sunlight shining through 
the window.  If I'm watching when the sun is low in the evening, keypresses 
often don't work.  

The key is to find a code that makes the most buttons on your remote work.


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