[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Harmony Hub alternative with actual remote

Mike Perkins mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk
Sun Apr 11 13:59:24 UTC 2021


On 11/04/2021 13:51, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> So I'll be very interested in finding a new solution. Might be a good
>> project for a couple of Arduino/Circuitpython MCUs and RPI.
> 
> The hard part to replace with a home
> grown solution is typically the physical
> remote, as not only do you have to
> design the remote, you then have to
> work with a contract manufacturer to
> be able to actually make it(*), and then
> place orders with a large number of
> units to amortize all the costs.
> 
> 
> 
> (*) And most of the time have on-site
> people to work and validate the process
> (which also means people who can
> speak the native language of the
> country where the manufacturing is
> done, which means yet another
> contract employee).
> 
Presumably one simply uses one of the many remotes we have kicking about in that box and programs 
the software to understand that one, taking the commands and sending them off in whatever format and 
medium the target requires.

-- 

Mike Perkins



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