I have a universal remote that I would like to use to control my Ubuntu box setup using boxee.

I'm pretty familiar using lirc to get it setup(which I've used with an RF remote/receiver) but I'd like to know if anyone knows of a cheap, but compatible, infrared receiver I can buy for use with a common infrared multi-system remote.

Btw, I'm running Ubuntu 10.10

Thanks for the help!


People seem to really like the AVS Gear HA-IR01SV. It comes with a remote control, and it's not that cheap ($21.23 at the time of writing this) - but it's reported to work excellently.

There is also a comprehensive compatibility list from the people at LIRC. And it actually contains some parts that are still being sold. :)

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  • I'm looking at something to use for my current remote, but didn't really expect much to popup :-) Thanks for the suggestions! – wajiw Nov 30 '10 at 14:14

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