[mythtv-users] Remote control receiver

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Tue Dec 1 14:33:34 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Vitani <vitani-mythtv at tfxsoft.com> wrote:
> Good morning,
> Does anyone know if if I got a USB IR receiver (like the one supplied with
> this - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/129977) could I "train" MythTV to
> respond to my TV's remote control?

There are IR receivers which would allow this, but that particular one
does not look like one of them.

Most models like that one do code filtering right on the receiver.
That means that they only look for IR codes from the remote that they
ship with and don't alert the computer in any way when they receive a
foreign code.  Any model that claims to not need a driver is like
that.  It presents itself as a USB keyboard to the OS and cannot be
used for general purpose IR reading.

Check on http://lirc.org for the latest information on supported IR hardware.


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