[mythtv-users] Dedicated frontend IR remote control without a tuner card.

Nelson Tang nelson at tangspace.com
Fri Jul 9 01:34:08 UTC 2010

I use and can recommend the Streamzap remote and receiver.  Lirc
support, simple USB receiver, straightforward remote.  I think I paid
about $20 each (back in the 2005 timeframe).  Not sure if your
existing remotes will work with the receiver, though, if that's your


On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 6:08 PM, Clay <ctmythtv at pacbell.net> wrote:
> First off, I have to say 0.23 is turning out to be a gem of a release.
> With very little head banging, consolidating all my tuners (and existing
> recordings) into a dedicated backend is coming along nicely.
> Last hurdle to clear is how to get my now frontend only box to listen to the
> remote.
> No more PVR-150 = no more IR receiver.
> Hours of general stfw, specific gossamer-threads.com, and mythtv.org/wiki
> searches and I know everything there is to know about remotes, but nothing
> about how to get the signal into the frontend.
> Wandered the halls of Fry's, Saw one MS MCE remote with USB IR receiver. I
> already have the remote (two, actually) plus I'd rather not ship my $$ to
> Redmond.
> Read the wiki page on how to build a IR transceiver. $10 worth of parts and
> $50 worth of tools...
> I see online stores selling USB transceivers as an option, but I want it
> NOW! *g* and I'd hate to order one and find out it doesn't work.
> If The $50.00 MCE remote is my best option, I'll go with that.
> Is there an off the shelf IR USB (or serial) solution?
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