[mythtv-users] Remote recommendations

kawayanan kawayanan at gmail.com
Thu May 22 16:51:32 UTC 2008

Kevin Kuphal wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:08 AM, John Andrunas <john at andrunas.net 
> <mailto:john at andrunas.net>> wrote:
>     I hate my Harmony 550 remote with a passion, never been able to
>     get it working well with myth.  Super slow.  I have stuck with my
>     JP1 remove acting as a keyboard.  No LIRC required, and really
>     fast.  The harmony programming is about as counter-intuitive, and
>     clunky as I can imagine.  
> I second this.  I purchased an IR keyboard and a JP1 programmable 
> remote and never looked back.  The remote emulates the IR from the 
> keyboard so every button = a keystroke.  Removing LIRC from the mix is 
> so nice and it's very fast.
> Kevin
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I too have been having fun with JP1 remotes.  I have a MS MCE remote 
with was easy to get working.  I now have two JP1 remotes that I use 
with the MCE IR receiver.  I paid less than $10 the remotes on Ebay.  
They are OneForAll, and had to be sent to the company for an upgrade but 
that all now have the connection pins installed (I was impress - nice 
service - they even ship them back free).  I build a JP1 cable from 
stuff sitting around my house.  Now, I can make any remote setup I 
want.  For example, I have a mixture of MythTV buttons, TV buttons, and 
Audio buttons all together on the remote - no switching devices like on 
a normal universal remote.  I could also do macro's and such if I 
wanted.  Its a bit more to learn, but then again some us obviously like 
fiddling with computers and tech stuff. :)

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