[mythtv-users] 15-2116 remote with Dvico USB receiver

Bob Shanteau rmshant at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 05:04:43 UTC 2009

I would like to use a Radio Shack 15-2116 remote with the USB receiver 
that came with my Dvico FusionHDTV5 Gold capture card under MythDora 
10.21 (although I doubt that the exact MythTV distribution is an issue). 
I can get MythTV to respond to the Fusion remote that came with the 
card, but then so does my TV in some strange ways.

I also have a Hauppauge HVR-1600 and I have used Jarod Wilson's files to 
get that receiver working with the 15-2116, but the signal I get from 
Comcast is marginal and the HVR-1600 can't handle it, while the Dvico 
FusionHDTV5 RT Gold does, so I am planning on getting rid of the HVR-1600.

I know that the Dvico USB receiver is seeing the 15-2116 because 'cat 
/dev/hiddev0' shows some characters every time I press a key on the RS 

What I need to know, then, is the beginning part of the lircd.conf for 
the combination of the 15-2116 remote and the Dvico USB receiver, but 
I'm afraid that I don't know what the various commands mean in that part 
of the file. It would be too much to hope for an someone to have an 
exact solution, but has anyone worked up an lircd.conf file who might be 
able to help?

Here is the relevant part of lircd.conf for the Dvico remote and USB 

# this config file was automatically generated
# using lirc-0.7.3-CVS(dvico) on Thu Sep 1 21:36:06 2005
# contributed by: David Bussenschutt
# brand: "DViCO"
# model no. of remote control: "Fusion Remote MCE"
# devices being controlled by this remote: My MythTV install

begin remote

  name DVICO_MCE
  bits 8
  eps 30
  aeps 100
  one 0 0
  zero 0 0
  pre_data_bits 48
  pre_data 0x100460000
  post_data_bits 8
  post_data 0xFE
  gap 195843
  toggle_bit 0

  begin codes
  end codes

end remote

and here is the relevant part of lircd.conf for the RS 15-2116 and the 
HVR-1600 receiver:

# this config file was generated
# using lirc-0.7.0pre2(hauppauge) on Thu Jan  1 00:35:50 2004
# contributed by Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com>
# filename:          RadioShack_15-2116-vcr0081.lirc
# encoding:          RC-5
# brand:             RadioShack Universal (and others)
# model:             15-2116, set as VCR type 0081
# supported devices: all
# note: requires quite a bit of key reassignment w/keymover and EFCs...
# see http://wilsonet.com/mythtv/rs15-2116.html for HOWTO

begin remote
  name      rs15-2116-vcr0081
  bits              11
  flags     RC5|CONST_LENGTH
  eps               20
  aeps              0
  header            0   0
  one               889 889
  zero              889 889
  plead             889
  ptrail            0
  foot              0   0
  repeat            0   0
  pre_data_bits     2
  pre_data          0x02
  post_data_bits    0
  post_data         0x0
  pre               0   0
  post              0   0
  gap               113792
  toggle_bit        2
  frequency         36000
  duty_cycle        50

  begin codes
  end codes

end remote

Thanks in advance.

Bob Shanteau

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