[Remote] - HDMI-CEC Support < 35€

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    Hello,
    I have found a 34€ HDMI-CEC to USB-Bridge in the internet.

    Pulse-Eight. Control your TV from XBMC, or vice versa! USB - CEC Adapter


    The vedor is willing to support MePo if one of the developers contacts him.

    Perhaps some of you is willing to support this. I think many MePo users would like such a device.

    BR,
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    I would like such a device. That is one of the last things that's anoying me and where I can't see a solution to - until now.
     
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    This has been brought to the attention of the developers.
     
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    AW: HDMI-CEC Support < 35€

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    We are at #pulse-eight on irc.freenode.org pop in and join us if a dev want's to discuss this, or fire us an email at contact@pulse-eight.com we're happy to send samples to developers for development purposes
     
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    This is very intriguing. If I understand this correctly, you could, for instance, tell your TV to turn off via MediaPortal, but, if the TV supports it, also control MediaPortal via the regular TV remote (via HDMI-CEC)?
     
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    Yes that is correct, there are more advanced things you can do, such as pass volume control directly to the amp instead of the TV and have Blu-Ray drive automatically take over if you wanted, i.e. you can get status reports from the blu-ray player to know if a disk is in the drive, if so and MP doesnt have a blu-ray player connected then it would just switch inputs for the duration of the movie, and pass controls from your HTPC remote to the blu-ray drive instead. I.e. making the entire experience transparent
     
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    Btw. how do I know if this is supported by my TV? For instance the manual of my LG 26LE5500 says
    Though Wikipedia says that "SimpLink" is only the tradename of LG for the HDMI-CEC functionality.
     
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    SimpLink is supported with our device
     
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    Thx :)

    Another question: you would actually have 2 HDMI connections from the (HT)PC to the TV then, is that correct? One for the actual image output of the video card and the other one to communicate between the TV and the PC via the PulseEight USB-CEC Adapter.
     
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