I do use one of those multiremote controls that are avaliable here in europe for sucha thing. I just initiated one of the house codes that where not in use and did a simple eventhandler that "on" signal sended the play signal to winamp, on "dim" turned down the volume etc.. Not so fancy but it worked just fine.

// Samuel


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Olalde [mailto:kolalde@home.com]
> Sent: den 28 februari 2001 09:27
> To: misterhouse-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [misterhouse-users] MR26A RF -> Serial Device
> from X10.com
>
>
> No, AFAIK the remote that comes with the MR26A in the MP3/DVD
> kits is the only one that works with the MR26A.  The other
> X10 'all-in-one' remotes generate IR for non-X10 functions,
> so the MR26A can't 'see/hear' it.  Interestingly, the codes
> that get generated from the DVD/MP3 remote (wait let me look
> up its code......UR51A), those code are not X10
> House/Unit/command codes.
>
> That's sounds confusing...the UR51A can generate all the X10
> RF codes (like a palm pad) but also generates RF codes that
> are specific to
> things like Volume Up/Down, key pad numbers, .....   Take a
> look at the
> sample I wrote last year for details.  And yes, I agree it's
> be great for MP3 control, if it had a better range.
>
> Maybe someone with more background than me can try to attatch
> an antenna to it and report back.  Threre's some details on
> Dave Houston's site 
> http://www.commander-X.com/bx24-aht.htm   in the antenna section.  He
> describes an antenna for his project, but it's for a receiver
> at the same frequency as the MR26A.
>
> Kevin
>
> Fenghua Zong wrote:
> >
> > I am kind of wondering what devices can be used to generate
> RF inputs
> > for the MR26A. I know x10 palm remotes, key-chain remotes, motion
> > sensors could work well, but how about those all-in-one
> remotes, like
> > the one coming with the ActiveHome package? Will the buttons like
> > volume controls, forward/rewind, stop, ... generate RF code
> and thus
> > work? I am asking this because it would be very nice if one
> could use
> > the remote to control like Mp3 players. Of course I could map those
> > buttons to buttons on a palm remote, but that just not so intuitive.
> >
> > Fenghua
> >
> > On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Wally Kissel wrote:
> >
> > > A while back there was some discussion about the problem
> of having
> > > so many transceivers. (one for each house code used). I
> got a MR26A
> > > from x10.com (only $9.99 after my gift voucher) and tried some
> > > testing.  My interest is simply in basic on/off control.
> (actually,
> > > 32 "triggers" per house code) The biggest problem with
> the MR26A is
> > > it's limited range. (~30') Fine in our control room area,
> but not so
> > > good for most "house" applications.  Test code included.
> > >
> > > - Wally
> >
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