[mythtv-users] Semi-OT: Using the PS3 remote with multiple Frontends

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Sun Mar 7 17:18:29 UTC 2010

On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Matt Emmott <memmott at gmail.com> wrote:
> This isn't MythTV-specific (or maybe it is and I don't know it) but
> I've read good things on this list about using Sony's BlueTooth remote
> with Myth and I have a question before I pull the trigger.
> I have potentially 4 different frontends in my apartment. I'll need to
> purchase BlueTooth dongles for a couple of them, but assuming that all
> of my FEs are BlueTooth ready, can I use this remote with more than
> one? And if so, how hard is it to switch between each frontend? I
> don't have a PS3 but with my Xbox and Wii it's a matter of hitting a
> button on the console and then a button on the controller to get them
> to talk. Obviously there's no button on the frontends so I'd assume
> I'd have to use software each time I want to switch? Or does the
> remote itself have a way to cycle between paired devices? Would I be
> better off getting one remote for each frontend and pairing them

With multiple PS3s in my house, I can tell you that you cannot
"easily" move from PS3 to PS3 with them..

I will assume the same goes for Linux.  You would have to re-register
each time since the remote is only single pairing capable.

It would be *much* simpler to buy extras for each frontend.

It may be possible to setup a master lirc server that talks to each
frontend though, with the use of the top 4 triggers to differentiate
which frontend you want to talk to.

R1+triangle = play on FE1
R2 +triangle = play on FE2, etc...

Never tried it....


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