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

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 19:08:36 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 12:19 AM, Carl Reynolds <
mythtv-users at hyperbole-software.com> wrote:

> 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.

None.  I have an IR based keyboard that plugins into the PS2 keyboard and
mouse ports on my computer.  I have a learning remote (URC-8910 - maybe $30)
that I programmed with JP1 to emulate the keyboard IR commands.  To Myth,
all the remote button presses come in as keyboard commands so I don't have
to mess around with LIRC at all.  Very easy to set up and is *alot* faster
in responding to buttons than LIRC.

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