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My DIY Linux PVR
Sunday, August 21, 2005
  The Keyboard
I hope to be able to eventually configure a LIRC remote control for most of my PVR functions, but I know that a keyboard will be necessary at some point. I really do not want to have to keep track of both a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse when wishing to change channels, so an integrated mouse/keyboard combo makes the most sense. For a while I thought the only wireless keyboard/mouse combo was the BTC RF Wireless USB Keyboard 9019URF, this seems to work well enough, but it's damned expensive, starting at $136 or so. Then, during my search for other items, I came across a new item from Belkin. The Wireless Media Pilot is a DIY PVR builder's dream. It is small, light, contains an integrated mouse and looks way less funky than the BTC model. At $69 from Buy.com it's way cheaper too. Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can get the keyboard and all multi-media keys to work in Linux, but this keyboard is worth a little X configuration to get right.

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I don't understand your comments re: the BTC RF keyboard... it's only 45 bucks at PCalchemy not sure where you saw it for $136!

Although glad you eventually found a keyboard you like.
how'd it go with the belkin media pilot? i am considering it for my mythtv frontend on my xbox. it's running xebian (xbox debian).

i'm not very linux savvy. any tips on how to get it working? depending on the difficulty, i may give it a shot. thanks.
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