darkscout Wrote:I wish that he'd offer the option of pulling the IR receivers and replacing them with a 1/8" headphone jack and then a 1', 6', 10' cord so your HTPC can be about anywhere and just run the cord out. Only option I see now is running a USB cable out.That could be useful, but there's not much of a difference compared to using a USB extension is there? With USB you have a device with firmware that can be upgraded and configuration can be stored in the device itself. I imagine writing cross-platform software would be harder too. From what I can tell the computer sees flirc as a regular keyboard/HID device.
Inglorious Wrote:Nice! I've been looking for this kind of product for a while now. I'll definitely be ordering one!That's exactly my reasoning. I don't necessarily care for my satellite DVR's remote, but the seamlessness of having one remote control everything is really important to me. Depending on your physical setup, it might work without an extension. I think Jason mentions on his site that he leaves his behind his Mac mini and it still picks ups signals bounced off the wall.
I'm currently using a Universal Remote (One For All) with the HP receiver but I never liked it. For some reason, I would rather use the remote that came with my cable box (Scientific Atlanta 8300HD PVR) as it feels more comfortable.
I'll be using a short USB extension though, I hope that won't cause an issue.
eskro Wrote:Inglorious, where your from, i have videotron tooJason is the hardware and software developer. As far as I know he's done absolutely everything along the way other than some graphics for the site and application!
jasonkotzin, your the flirc author?
This is my flirc setup. It's almost like it was made with me in mind