[mythtv-users] What IR receiver do you use?

Carl Reynolds mythtv-users at hyperbole-software.com
Tue Jun 17 05:19:21 UTC 2008

Hi Everyone,
I have a system I've been running MythTV on for a couple of years. I've 
been using a keyboard to control the system, but am interested in 
hooking up an IR receiver to use a remote.

I wanted to find out what receivers other people are using that might be 
a good choice for me.

I would like to connect the receiver to a USB port on the machine and I 
have a Universal Electronics remote I would like to try. I think what I 
want is a universal receiver, but I'm not sure about that.

I do know that I would like the receiver to come with at least some 
documentation as to how to use it and how to set up the remote and/or 
the receiver so they will work with each other. I actually have an IR 
receiver that I got several years ago with no documentation and have 
recently tried to get it to work, but not been able to get it to receive 
a signal from the remote and give it to lirc, so I think documentation 
with the receiver is probably pretty important.

I would appreciate any suggestions you might have about the IR receivers 
you're using and how easy you found them to setup.


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