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TBS IR remote

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:43 am
by acuk
I have a IR remote that came with my TBS tuner card.
Is there a simple way to configure this for use with mythtv through mythbuntu?
I looked through the various choices in the setup but it doesn't appear to be amongst those listed.

I'm not very familiar with the process but is it a case of sourcing a lirc.conf file from somewhere?

Re: TBS IR remote

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:56 pm
by wesnewell
Remotes that come with tuner cards usually require special drivers for the receivers. You may find what you're looking for here. ... 8&oe=utf-8
But it would be much easier just to get a supported receiver so you could use any remote you wanted. And there are lots of supported receivers. Any windows usb mce receiver should work.

Re: TBS IR remote

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:31 am
by acuk
Thanks for your reply.
By the looks of it, something seems possible, even if it means manually mapping each key.
I will give it a go!

Update: Using ir-keytable to log button presses on my remote, events are only getting fired occasionally. It seems to take 3 or more presses sometimes to generate an event. So I will probably look into getting a USB MCE remote instead.

Re: TBS IR remote

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:42 pm
by diyhouse
Hi,.. I'm not saying this is a definitive guide,...

But I put this word document together to remember how to setup the IR control with my TBS tuners ( and a separate USB remote plus IR receiver ).

You can use the standard TBS remote with the supplied receiver,.. or alternatively use a different more sophisticated one, ( I use the logitech 650 remote with my TBS recievers ), and they work fine.

You can find most of the required files on a standard system,.. and it not difficult to edit to ones own requirements.

Good Luck