[mythtv-users] USB S/PDIF adapters

Robin Gilks g8ecj at gilks.org
Sun Nov 2 06:07:00 UTC 2008

> Matt Hakim wrote:
>> The other thing is you can't control the AC3 output volume via mythtv
>> so you need an extra remote, which in the end annoyed me more than not
>> having AC3 output.
> One option is to use a mutifunction remote, and program the volume
> buttons to control the volume on your receiver.

I intercept the volume +/- codes from the remote with irexec and pass them
via a script to an IR blaster that adjusts the volume on my receiver. I
also have the codes mapped to mythtv so although the +/-  doesn't change
the volume I get to track roughly where it is by the on screen display.
Every few days I sync them up by comparing the receiver display (which is
too small to see across the room) and the mythtv display.

The same blaster also turns the amp on/off and handles mute:-)

Robin Gilks

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