Gyration GYR3101US

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Version Status Date Updated Updated By
710 Unknown N/A N/A
810 Working 12th October 2011 Murdock
1004 Working 12th October 2011 Murdock
1204 Unknown N/A N/A
Usage Information

Summary

The Gyration GYR3101US remote (aka Gyration MCE RF Remote) is identical in style to the Fiire Chief, with the exception of bezel color.

The Gyration remote control uses the gyro feature just like the Fiire Chief and the Gyration mouse. (The major difference is how the remote is detected and used by LinuxMCE, of course.)

The remote is now automatically detected and used by LinuxMCE, and all buttons work out of the box as they should; without modification.

Differences Between this remote and the Fiire Chief

  • No Follow Me - Not Possible
  • Scenario shortcuts currently are not possible without further refinement of GenericHIDInterface (see TODO below)
  • Lights Menu not accessible via remote currently without further refinement of GenericHIDInterface (see below)

Manufacturer web site: Gyration (now Movea).

Availability

USA

  • Amazon -- US$81.93 -- US only (April 2009).

Buttons

Gyration Large.jpg

(From Left to right, Top to Bottom)

  • The clear input buttons select an input feature, and can be used to learn IR commands in the non-PC modes. This is superfluous with LinuxMCE and is not needed. Let LinuxMCE manage your IR gear instead, more intelligently.
  • The Power Button - Tap once to stop any playing media, tap twice to bring up the Power screen to turn off the display, to reboot or halt the media director.
  • Stop [ ] - Stop the currently playing media.
  • Red () - the red Record button records whatever TV program is currently playing live.
  • Pause - The Pause button pauses any playing media.
  • Rewind - Rewind any playing media.
    • Tap for 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x increments.
  • Play - The large play/pause button allows for easy toggling between playing and pausing media.
  • Fast Forward - Fast Forward any playing media.
    • Tap for 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, 32x, and 64x increments.
  • Skip Forward/Backward buttons allow for quick skipping forward and backward of playing material to the next or previous playlist item.
  • A Direction Pad for all four major directions allows for precise manoeuvring of on-screen displays.
  • An OK Button selects the currently highlighted object.
  • Surrounding the Direction Pad are four function buttons, (from left to right, top to bottom.)
    • Media Button - This selects the gyro functions so you can use the gyro-mouse for manipulating the currently playing media.
      • In TV mode, moving up/down selects the on-screen TV guide that can be quickly controlled by the gyro mouse.
      • In Media Mode, moving up/down shows the current playlist, with the ability to quickly select any part of the playlist.
      • moving left/right shows a jog shuttle so you can quickly fast forward, or rewind media.
    • Guide Button - This shows either the TV guide in TV mode, or the DVD menu when playing a DVD.
    • Back Button - This allows you to return to the previous screen.
    • Info Button - This shows information about the current playing TV program or playing media.

Below these buttons, are easy to access mouse buttons for left and right mouse button, as well as the middle button for enabling or disabling the mouse movement. Double clicking the middle button toggles the mouse movement on and off, while holding down the button and releasing it will toggle it for momentary uses.

There are easy to access volume and channel rocker buttons that surround the Windows Button (which is used to display the main menu.)

Convieniently placed below the Windows button is a Mute button to quickly toggle between muted and unmuted audio.

Below these buttons, are the shortcut buttons to access the different types of media. We have from left to right:

  • Pictures
  • TV
  • Music
  • Video

Pressing each one of these will show either the file list for the given media, or in the case of TV, start live TV.

Below these buttons are a conveinient number pad for changing channels or dialing numbers or arming the security system with the PIN code Clear and Enter buttons compliment the number pad.

Below these buttons are special purpose buttons which can not be used by LinuxMCE, except the DVD Menu button, which shows the DVD menu of the given DVD, or in TV, brings up the MythTV menu.