[mythtv-users] Remote woes

rsh1k roland.sh1000 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 07:23:48 UTC 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 1:32 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:
> Essentially, the remote stops repeating after just a few iterations.  So if
> I press and hold one of the native (not learned) buttons, IRW will start
> showing the repeats then just stop after a few for no apparent reason.
> Sometimes it will work as expected and just keep repeating indefinitely,
> other times it will stop then resume after a second just to stop again after
> a few more repeats, but most of the time I get 8 or so repeats and it just
> stops dead until I release and repress the button.
> Does anyone know if this is the fault of my receiver, the mceusb driver, or
> something else.  I'd hate to replace the receiver just to find that I have
> the same problem on the next one.  I welcome any thoughts.

Before you replace the receiver or spend a bunch of time
troubleshooting software, the first thing I would do is check the
remote.    Digital cameras (including phones and video cameras) can
see IR, so If you take a digital camera and point it at the end of the
remote, and then hold a button on the remote, you should see the
remote's IR flashes on the display of the camera.

If you do this, and press/hold the button that is causing you trouble,
you can at least tell if the remote is sending the code continuously,
or if the remote itself is stopping after a few repeats.

- rsh1k

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