Remotes and TV cards (1 Viewer)

VictorFrankl

Banned Users
April 17, 2018
1
0
30
United States of America United States of America
  • Thread starter
  • Banned
  • #1
First post. I only started looking into this whole HTPC thing this week as a result of my kids TV dieing of old age.Anyway, there's a PC is in the same room so I figured it would be easier to get a TV card and the whole thing has spiraled out of control. Anyway, some surfing has brought me here and I have a question regarding remote control.
I've bought a Hauppauge 878 TV card on ebay as it's on the compatability list, it comes with a Hauppauge remote btw. I was wondering about getting an MCE remote control, do I have to make sure and get a remote receiver that's compatable with whatever remote I get to plug into the card or are the receivers which come with the cards and various MCE remotes all compatable?
 

CyberSimian

Test Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • June 10, 2013
    2,017
    1,250
    Southampton
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Country flag
    I was wondering about getting an MCE remote control, do I have to make sure and get a remote receiver that's compatable with whatever remote I get to plug into the card or are the receivers which come with the cards and various MCE remotes all compatable?
    The remote transmits a particular signal encoding, and the receiver has to be able to understand that encoding. So remotes and receivers need to be correctly paired.

    The most-common remote is the "MCE RC6 remote" (e.g. Hewlett Packard remotes). The IR receiver for this plugs into a USB socket, not the tuner card. This type of remote is the easiest to get working with MP.

    Another type is the "MCE non-RC6 remote" (e.g. the Ortek VRC-1100). This must be used with its own IR receiver; it won't work with an MCE RC6 IR receiver. This type requires more setup to get working with MP, but there is a support package available for it.

    Another type of remote is the manufacturer-specific remote (e.g. your Hauppauge remote, or my TBS remote). These plug into the tuner card, and may be difficult to get working with MP. In fact I don't use the TBS remote that was included with my tuner card; instead I use an Ortek IR receiver, with the Ortek signalling loaded into a Harmony 650 universal remote.

    If you want a simple life, get an MCE RC6 remote (insist on "RC6").

    If you like a challenge (or are trying to minimise cost), you may be able to get your Hauppauge remote to work (I don't know, as I have never used Hauppauge with MP).

    -- from CyberSimian in the UK
     

    Stéphane Lenclud

    Development Group
  • Team MediaPortal
  • April 29, 2013
    2,563
    1,288
    Germany Germany
    Country flag
    Remotes and TV Cards are two very different things, though some TV Cards manufacturer did provide built-in remote receiver they are often tricky to get working with your applications.

    I would recommend to get a TV card without a built-in receiver together with a remote receiver from Inteset.
    For the remote itself I'm using various generic remotes such as Logitech Harmony 950 and Philips Prestigo SRU6008/10.
     

    Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

    OP Similar threads Forum Replies Date
    D PS3 Bluetooth Remote Remotes 1
    henrysinn Remote - W10 Gyro by Pepper Jobs General 8
    G Remote control suggestions? MediaPortal 1 Talk 16
    bigboss97 Does anyone has a SoundGraph imon remote file for MP2 to share? General 0
    F MCE Remote has no focus General 6
    TLD Can not watch tv from remote clients Television (MyTV frontend and TV-Server) 19
    R Problems accessing MySQL database remotely MediaPortal 1 Talk 0
    D Full fuctional htpc - Silverstone Case - Digital Devices Cine S2 - SSD - IR Remote For Sale 1
    N Play a TV recording needs a double selection - twice ok on remote Television (MyTV frontend and TV-Server) 2
    emphatic Allow remote control mapping of all plugins Improvement Suggestions 0
    S Remote button to change audio and subtitle on / off General 10
    S Problem with Remote Control One-for-all Streamer Newcomers Forum 6
    brena MCE Remote Disable Volume Mapping Input / Output interfaces 0
    T How to add missing buttons IR Server Suite (IRSS) 0
    P MP2 TV Server crashes when starting - throws error remoting exception General 2
    R Problem with MP1 and WifiRemote Skins and Plugins Installer (MPEI) 8
    A FB funktioniert plötzlich nicht mehr korrekt Allgemeines Supportforum 0
    A Let TV Server sleep whilst remote client active General Support 0
    B TV Remote Watch / Listen Media 0
    B iPhone app for MCE remote General Support 2
    T Can Emprex 3009ARF III MCE Remote Control be used to toggle Fullscreen/Windowed mode?? Remotes 7
    G [solved] Mini EPG purpose? General 2
    N [Proposal] Make text input using remote control easier MediaPortal 2 4
    S Mediaportal 1.22 Pre-Release remote live-tv freezes MediaPortal 1.22 Pre Release 0
    N [Proposal] Make text input possible with remote control in SMS style MediaPortal 2 1
    Similar threads

























    Top Bottom