[mythtv-users] Random thoughts - Mythmote?

Yeechang Lee ylee at pobox.com
Wed Jan 14 20:37:41 UTC 2009

Richard Thomas <rich at dicksonlife.com> says:
> Just musing on the idea of whether there would be any mileage in a 
> remote designed specifically for myth.

I'll once again praise the URC MX-500
(<URL:http://www.remotecentral.com/mx500/index.html>), its radio
counterpart MX-600, and their higher-end cousins. Their hard buttons
match perfectly with key MythTV functions and one easily programs the
soft buttons for the rest.

(Were I starting over I'd probably get the MX-650 or MX-850, as their
button layout avoids all overlaps and thus is preferable, but only
marginally. I like having a discrete Stop button, anyway.)

> Maybe with a built-in qwerty keyboard (cellphone style) for when it
> would be useful.

Two remotes with keyboards exist:

Sky Navigator:

Logitech diNovo Mini (really more of a remote-sized keyboard):

The list has briefly discused both.

I'd love to see someone else adopt the built-in keybaord idea in
another, radio-based remote design. Meanwhile, I keep an infrared
keyboard under my living room sofa.

Frontend:		P4 3.0GHz, 1.5TB software RAID 5 array
Backend:		Quad-core Xeon 1.6GHz, 6.6TB sw RAID 6
Video inputs:		Four high-definition over FireWire/OTA
Accessories:		47" 1080p LCD, 5.1 digital, and MX-600

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