[mythtv-users] Finding a suitable device for a Harmony remote

Tim Draper veehexx at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 17:10:59 UTC 2012

On 3 March 2012 16:35, Kris B. <krisbee at krisbee.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012, at 04:25 PM, Mike Perkins wrote:
>> I don't have an infra-red keyboard either, so I can't get my remote to
>> learn the
>> codes I want from that.
>> The problem, it seems to me, is that the 'Logitech Way' is to use the
>> original
>> remote which comes with any gadget to program their universal remotes.
>> However,
>> this falls down when something like Mythtv is the device in question.
>> So, how do other people get round this problem?
> I went the infrared keyboard and Harmony 650 route.  No matter what I
> do, I can't get the keypresses quicker than .75/sec so when you are
> scrolling, it takes FOREVER.
> I will probably have to pick up a usb ir reader and use lirc to bypass
> the problem (Logitech said they can't help me).
> If you are using lirc, just pick any remote, press the keys and use the
> program to figure out how to reconfigure the keybinds into what you DO
> want.  Just because Menu actually equal Input for some TV that you
> picked, it won't matter since you are configuring what that button
> actually does in lirc.

well i use the MCEUSB interface with mine.
mostly because i was familiar and happy with the commandset as i came
from w7mc, and the harmony was already setup with it while i was
testing mythtv.

i use it with the harmony 555 remote.
i also use the 'microsoft media center SE' harmony profile (or
something like that - it's the advanced codeset that is taken from the
MCE keyboard).

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