[mythtv-users] Slightly OT: Harmony Hub alternative with actual remote
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>
> On 11/04/2021 13:51, Gary Buhrmaster wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM Jim Abernathy <jfabernathy at gmail.com>
> >> 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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