[mythtv-users] Time to take the next step...

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Nov 16 21:32:58 UTC 2008

VCRAddict wrote:
> At 12:43 AM 11/16/08 -0800, John Finlay wrote:
>  >
>     [snip]
>  > >   
>  > Mythtv controls the HDHR boxes over the network using TCP sockets. No IR 
>  > blasters required.
> That is excellent news, BUT...
>  > I think the IR mentioned is for use with a remote 
>  > control - each box has one.
> Now I'm confused.  If the Myth box is controlling the HDHR withOUT using
> IR, why would the HDHR need a remote?  I mean, I can understand coupling
> the system remote to the tuner in the case of plug-in (PCI, etc.) tuner
> cards (such as the Hauppage PVR-150s in my existing FE/BE system); but how
> can something "hung off the LAN, out there somewhere" couple to LIRC
> running on the Myth box?
You are assuming that all HDHRs sold are connected to Myth systems, which 
obviously isn't true. Other system architectures could use the remote in the 
HDHR the same way Myth uses the remote in a PVR-150, or in some other fashion.


Mike Perkins

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