[mythtv-users] What is everyone using for IR Receivers ?
mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Wed Aug 31 18:00:23 UTC 2011
On 8/31/11 1:14 PM, Tom Bongiorno wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Neil Cooper <neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk
> <mailto:neilcoo at yahoo.co.uk>> wrote:
> --- On *Tue, 8/30/11, linux guy /<linuxguy123 at gmail.com
> <mailto:linuxguy123 at gmail.com>>/* wrote:
> From: linux guy <linuxguy123 at gmail.com
> <mailto:linuxguy123 at gmail.com>>
> Subject: [mythtv-users] What is everyone using for IR Receivers ?
> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> <mailto:mythtv-users at mythtv.org>>
> Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 5:43 PM
> I need a bunch of IR receivers for my front end boxes. What
> is everyone using ?
> Thanks !
> I have no idea why people automatically just think IR. Just a
> sugestion... Use radio frequency remotes instead.
> Its a massive advantage that you don't need the mythtv box in
> line-of-sight, (you can put it in a cupboard or entertainment
> center with a door or whatever).
> you also dont need to point your remote when you use it, and
> it can work from anywhere in the house which is especially
> great if youre listening to mythmusic.
> I used this for a long time:
> http://www.snapstream.com/products/firefly/ It was perfect as
> a mythtv remote.
> Now I use an learning remote with X10 from X10.com just so I
> dont need multiple remotes. The PC end is a CM-19a (usb X10
> tranceiver ). Cost of remote & tranceiver together was about $50.
> I can control my mythTV, stereo, any anything else I want to
> setup with X10 such as home lights from 1 remote. Not that I
> have bothered to set it up, but as the CM-19a is actually an
> X10 transceiver my mythtv box technically could directly
> control stuff like lights, burglar alarms etc too.
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> I would say cost would be the biggest reason for not going RF. The
> second might be lack available frequencies for this type of device. I
> have six frontends which would cost $300 and require six different RFs.
I use several of this URC RF20 remote, which you can find pretty cheaply
with a single RF receiver pointed at a USB-UIRT2, which is connected to
the server. Each frontend talks to the server and gets its kepresses via
Each frontend is assigned a "device" name on the remote, and all remotes
are programmed identically. This means that you can swap out the remote
in a particular room by just choosing a different device.
Dan Wilga "Ook."
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