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trixpan
2009-04-14, 19:57
Hi there,

I'm trying to get my SB3 as a transceiver to control a XMBC or a mythtv sort of video controler, eliminating the need to plug a ugly looking device in my living room.

I've seen some promising features on the xPL and IR Blaster plug-ins but I was wondering if there is something ready for use.

Any tip?

Thanks

peter
2009-04-14, 23:27
trixpan wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I'm trying to get my SB3 as a transceiver to control a XMBC or a mythtv
> sort of video controler, eliminating the need to plug a ugly looking
> device in my living room.
>
> I've seen some promising features on the xPL and IR Blaster plug-ins
> but I was wondering if there is something ready for use.
>

For mythtv you can use my slim2lirc plugin:

http://slim2lirc.myown.mailcan.com/

Regards,
Peter

trixpan
2009-04-14, 23:53
Peter,

Thank you for the answer.

May I confirm one thing? Overlooking the plug-in I had the impression that by default, the plug-in will use the Slimdevices IR controller itself when using a specific menu item, is this impression correct?

Best regards

peter
2009-04-15, 00:01
trixpan wrote:
> Peter,
>
> Thank you for the answer.
>
> May I confirm one thing? Overlooking the plug-in I had the impression
> that by default, the plug-in will use the Slimdevices IR controller
> itself when using a specific menu item, is this impression correct?
>

It uses the Slim IR controller itself, you might be able to use others.

When the SB is off (showing the screensaver) button presses are
forwarded to lirc.
When the SB is on they are processed by SqueezeCenter.

That worked pretty well in practice, you don't use your SB and MythTV at
the same time.

Regards,
Peter

peter
2009-04-15, 00:03
Peter wrote:
> trixpan wrote:
>
>> Peter,
>>
>> Thank you for the answer.
>>
>> May I confirm one thing? Overlooking the plug-in I had the impression
>> that by default, the plug-in will use the Slimdevices IR controller
>> itself when using a specific menu item, is this impression correct?
>>
>>
>
> It uses the Slim IR controller itself, you might be able to use others.
>
> When the SB is off (showing the screensaver) button presses are
> forwarded to lirc.
> When the SB is on they are processed by SqueezeCenter.
>
> That worked pretty well in practice, you don't use your SB and MythTV at
> the same time.
>

The documentation is minimal, read this page too:

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Slim2lirc

Regards,
Peter

trixpan
2009-04-15, 00:33
Peter,

Awesome news! :-)

The idea that you either use the SB3 or the PVR is limiting but indeed a practical one.

I will check the plug in when I get back home. Ho ho ho, sounds like my PVR is going full power soon. :-)