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

Ian Evans dheianevans at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 19:12:08 UTC 2021


On Sun, Apr 11, 2021, 10:00 AM Mike Perkins, <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk>
wrote:

> 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.
>
> --
>
>
>
Just reading and watching some YouTube videos on the Sofabaton U1 remote.
Does IR and Bluetooth and has macros.

Not sure if it can be made to emulate a Bluetooth keyboard, which would be
a great lirc free way of controlling MythTV.

>
>
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