[mythtv-users] TV Tuners, backend PC, etc

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Dec 25 11:29:41 UTC 2011

On 24/12/11 18:40, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Mike Perkins"<mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
>> Nope. That's what my Harmony 600 can do. It "knows" which devices are in which
>> state, and sends appropriate On or Off codes to set things up the way I want
> Where, by "knows", you mean "speculates, based on what *it* remembers having
> told the devices last".  Right?  :-)
But, but, it's a computer! Of course it knows everything! :-)

Yup. I'm guessing that it has non-volatile memory where it keeps the last known 
state of everything. Of course, it is possible for it to get out of step, but 
there are several ways to use the remote to fix any problems like that.

The point I was making in mentioning such a remote is that it is optimized for 
controlling several different devices, whereas using a single remote and hacking 
LIRC might give the non-technical user a less-than-friendly experience.

If she wants to watch myth, she just presses a button labeled "Watch Myth" and 
all the setup is done for her. So much easier than having to remember what does 
what each time.


Mike Perkins

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