[mythtv-users] Not impressed with the iMON remote
news004 at upsilon.org.uk
Thu Nov 25 20:20:09 UTC 2010
I was using a media centre remote then got a new case with an integrated
iMON VFD/IR receiver + remote.
I think the VFD looks tacky and don't use it, but I like that I can now
power on with the remote, and prefer the integrated IR receiver over the
external extra box under the TV with the MCE remote.
The big problem however is that the remote itself is rubbish. I've got
1. It's highly directional, where the MCE remote pretty much worked
2. The directional pad on the remote is very imprecise and I much prefer
the hard buttons from the MCE remote.
Checking with Logitech, it seems the Harmony remotes can be used with
the iMON receiver. It seems this should resolve my second complaint.
Question is, is the first issue caused by a poor IR receiver or is the
iMON remote itself a weak transmitter. Are the harmonies likely to be
any better in this respect (when using the iMON receiver)? Also are all
the harmonies equal in regards to IR TX power? It seems that the Harmony
300 would suite my needs - would this do re IR power or does it get
stronger with the higher end remotes?
Thanks for any input...
Dave Cunningham dave at upsilon org uk
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