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Users / Setting up remote
« on: August 02, 2007, 10:41:32 am »
Hey, so I'm setting up MCE for the first time, and I have a couple of questions.

My set up is a 32 inch LCD TV (using IR remote), then a Hauppauge TV Tuner (that has an IR dongle that will receive the IR signal from the Tv tuner remote), and thats about it (I may add some more IR devices later).

I want a really cool wireless remote that will work with all my devices. I have my eye on a wireless gamepad, like a PS2 or Xbox 360 controller that can be used with a pc wirelessly. i've found several of these, however, they dont use bluetooth nor IR. I beleive they use microwaves, just like cordless phones, as most of them read 2.4 ghz.

Would this wireless gamepad be able to control my TV tuner (or at least MythTV) and my 32 inch LCD that uses IR? what if i get more IR devices in the future - will the gamepad be able to control them? through my understanding, there is a good shot of me getting the gamepad to work with MCE, and therefore MythTV - so i should be able to control the guide/change channels in mythtv. however, would this gamepad be able to control my tv and other IR devices?

On 2nd thought - does it even matter if it controls my IR devices? as long as MCE senses my gamepad and i can control everything, fast forward, raise volume, move the cursor, etc, then i dont need it to control my TV. I wouldnt need it to control my tv speakers - my audio would be plugged into a basic computer 2.1 system, so as long as the volume in MCE could be raised its ok.

sorry for the ramble but these things get confusing. thanks in advance - ohnonomiss

Users / Re: Good remote for LinuxMCE?
« on: August 01, 2007, 08:19:04 pm »
i always imagined that a wireless gamepad would be really awesome. microsoft just released a wireless receiver for their xbox 360 controllers that allow them to be used with a PC wirelessly. so, if u already have an xbox 360 with a wireless remote, all you have to do is pick up this USB wireless dongle for 20 bucks MRSP. if u dont have a 360 controller, either buy the controller and wireless receiver seperately, or pick them both up together for 60 bucks MRSP.

Users / Myth TV Setup
« on: July 31, 2007, 09:07:48 am »
Hey, so I'm a novice to LinuxMCE and im setting it up for the first time.

I want to integrate my TV and LinuxMCE and set up a "DVR" with guide and everything. I own a tv tuner, but it is very basic (Hauppage WinTV Go Plus, as i recall, is the model name). I have a subscription to Dish Network - the satellite carries the signal to my satellite receiver, which outputs the channels and menu to channel 3.

I year or two ago, before my linux days had arisen, i used this tv tuner with windows. the way i set it up was, instead of having the satellite receiver send the signal to my TV on channel 3, i hooked it up to my tv tuner, which received the signal on channel three. this worked, however, the problem was that i only had 1 channel - channel 3. if i wanted to change channels i had to use the satellite receiver's remote, not the TV tuner remote.

This setup was not that bad, the main drawback was that the satellite guide wasn't integrated into my tv tuner guide. So, say i was leaving for the day, but i wanted to record something on channel 120 (history channel) at 3 PM, i would have to make sure my receiver was on channel 120, because my TV tuner would only sense a channel 3, and would record whatever came on channel 3, even if my receiver might have been left on channel 58.

So, my question is, does LinuxMCE's myth tv know that i am using a satellite receiver, and will then integrate my receiver's guide into MCE? or is it a problem with my TV tuner, because the TV tuner doesnt know that im running a satellite signal? Do i have to get a TV tuner that can support dish network's program guide? thanks for the help - ohnonomiss

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