[mythtv-users] What is everyone using for IR Receivers ?

Paul Bender pebender at san.rr.com
Fri Sep 2 04:27:49 UTC 2011

On 9/1/2011 2:03 AM, Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
> linux guy wrote:
> ----------------------------------------------
> I need a bunch of IR receivers for my front end boxes.  What is everyone using ?
> Thanks !
> ----------------------------------------------
> I have three of these:
> http://www.powerdrive-computers.com/remotes/speedlink-media-remote-multimedia-pc-control-sl6399sbk-1411.htm
> They work great because I can point the remote more or less anywhere in the room.
> The layout and quality of the remote is also quite good. The arrow keys is a raised ring round the OK button so navigation and selection can easily be done without looking at the remote.
> It was however quite tricky to set up because many of the buttons generate sequences of keystrokes, like e.g. ALT-META-ENTER.
> After much searching on the net I found that using lirc devinput I could catch this sequence in lircrc like this:
> begin
>      prog = mythtv
>      button = 'KEY_LEFTALT'
>      button = 'KEY_LEFTMETA'
>      button = 'KEY_ENTER'
>      repeat = 0
>      config = M
>      flags = quit
> end
> It also has a mouse mode, and in order to be able to use all the buttons two instances of lirc must be started like this:
>    lircd --driver=devinput --device=/dev/input/by-id/usb-HOLTEK_PC_receiver-event-kbd --pidfile=/var/run/lirc1.pid --listen=9988;
>    lircd --driver=devinput --device=/dev/input/by-id/usb-HOLTEK_PC_receiver-event-mouse --pidfile=/var/run/lirc2.pid --connect=localhost:9988;

For what it is worth, I wrote eventlircd
<http://code.google.com/p/eventlircd/> in an attempt to simplify the 
handling of the two issues you list as well as hotplugging for MiniMyth.

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