[mythtv-users] Delete Recordings..

Johnny Walker johnnyjboss at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 16:41:28 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
> Ronald Frazier wrote:
>>> I agree with the original post - I've got the iMon Pad remote control
>>> and there's not 2 good keys for I and M - I am using the Blue center
>>> "MultiMon" key for M but now what key should I use for I just so I can
>>> delete recordings?
>>> I really regret having bought a SilverStone case with this iMon Pad
>>> remote control. It's got way too many issues. For so many buttons it
>>> lacks a decent 'skip forward' and 'delete' key. I miss my old MCE
>>> remotes. I'm considering switching back to it. Too bad the IR receiver
>>> in my SilverStone case won't talk to them.
>> In part, I disagree...I think the imon pad has enough buttons with a
>> good set of functions...its just a matter of doing some remapping.
>> That said, I don't actually use that remote, merely because I'm not
>> crazy about the placement of keys. For instance....when watching a
>> given recording, the button you are most likely to use during the
>> recording are the transport controls (play, pause, rwnd, ffwd, etc)
>> and the volume. Yet these 2 groups are separated enough that (unless
>> you have big hands) you have to slide the remote in your hand to
>> switch between them. Extremely poor layout, IMHO.
>> But, back to your problem. I'm not sure what you've mappend to what so
>> far, but if I were to do it (and I did when I played around with that
>> remote for a while) I would make the menu and information keys map to
>> the 2 context menu keys to the left and right of the directional pad.
>> As for delete, I've got my system setup so that record acts as a
>> delete key, which works perfectly fine (at least in 0.21 it does).
>> When I'm in LiveTV, it toggle the recording on and off, but for the
>> watch recording screen and for pre-recorded content it serves as the
>> delete key. In that aspect, it's sort of a universal create-and-remove
>> recording button.
> I use this remote and it has enough buttons to cover what a mythbox needs,
> although the layout could be better. I tried the MyMote app on my iphone,
> and it does not have enough buttons for a myth setup.
> I map keys as follows:
> Starting under the 'mousepad] thing from top right
> Eject for 'D'   delete
> Taskswitcher for 'I'  info
> Multimon for 'Space' (actually enter)  (big blue one
> Applauncher for 'O'
> Escape for Esc
> Mute key for 'M'   ( I don't use the Mute key as Mute obviously!)
> Timer for 'E'   Program Details
> This covers all of the needed actions without moving your hand.
> Shift-tab for , (jump back)
> Tan for .       (jump forward)
> I use Prevchapter and NextChapter at the top of the remote for Q and Z
> commercial skip.
> The only ones I use in the bottom setup is AspectRatio is mapped to W,
> Fullscreen to Y,  MyTV to F and Menu to 'M' (again)

That's awesome - I'll try that out when I get home - many thanks

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