[mythtv-users] 2021: Good cheap frontends for sports?

David Engel david at istwok.net
Thu Jan 28 16:30:02 UTC 2021

On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:23:49PM -0600, Brian S wrote:
> The only complaint I could come up with is remote-based. The remote itself
> is great and easy to program for mythtv and to turn the tv on/off, but as
> far as I have been able to figure, it is not able to switch television
> inputs. The Shield itself is bluetooth-only, so if you're like me and
> previously used an IR universal remote and need to occasionally switch TV
> inputs, you're either going to have to use two remotes or pick up a USB IR
> receiver for the shield, and IIRC I couldn't get my old MCE IR receiver to
> play nice.

Get a harmony hub and connect it to the shield with bluetooth.  It's
much faster and way more reliable than IR.  It can also control other
devices.  They can be a little expensive so either wait until they're
on sale (fairly often) or get a used one on ebay.

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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