I had problems with some remotes when I would try to "irrecord" one,
it would not successfully interpret the signal coming from the
remote... the solution was to have the remote at least 4 feet from the
receiver... I would suggest that you try putting some distance between
the universal learning remote, just to give it a try.
----- Original Message -----
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2006 10:40 am
Subject: Panasonic TV
> I'm completely new (2 weeks) at MythTV, but have a mostly-working
> setup now.
> I've hit a hurdle concerning controlling the TV without requiring
> 2 remotes.
> My understanding is that I could either:
> 1) Use a learning remote to capture the required functions of the
> 2 originals.
> 2) Use irrecord and an ir transmitter to control the TV functions
> from my PVR.
> Here's my setup:
> A single box running both backend and frontend for MythTV (used
> KnoppMyth to
> get it going). A WinTV PVR-350 PCI card (with PVR2 remote, the
> "grey" one).
> A Panasonic PT-47WXC40 television with EUR7613Z40 remote.
> Attempting 1) above with an RCA learning remote, I was able to
> control the TV
> perfectly, but it could not successfully learn the needed
> Hauppauge remote
> functions. Maybe other learning remotes would do better?
> As for approach 2) above, I haven't purchased an IR transmitter
> yet, but I'm
> hesitant because I couldn't get irrecord to recognize the TV's
> remote, with or
> without the -f option. It failed on the first step, saying gap
> not found. So
> I'm thinking that unless someone has already determined the
> lircd.conf for my
> TV, I won't be able to transmit.
> Any suggestions?
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