daov2a added a topic in Remote ControlsVizio Remote (XVT373SV)Thought I'd just let anyone out there thinking of using Flirc with an HTPC, XBMC and a Vizio Via Apps TV that it works great. My particular model is the XVT373SV (http://www.amazon.com/VIZIO-XVT373SV-37-Inch-Internet-Application/dp/B003GDFJTU). Remote works great with Flirc right out of the box without any additional programming but I did some extra ones for some needed functions. There are only some keys you can program:
Stop, Play, Pause
No other buttons respond to Flirc though likely this can be altered or changed by someone with more experience that I
I am using it thus:
Rewind: Windows Key. With Windows 8, this allows the Metro screen to pop back up, which allows me to use the up/down/left/right to navigate Metro
Fast Forward: Launch XBMC with a programmed Windows shortcut key: Ctrl-Alt-M
Stop/Play/Pause: Works immediately with no programming with WMP, XBMC, and VLC
Up/Down: In addition to navigation in XBMC and Windows without having to program it, when playing a movie, Up/Down will move between chapters. If there are no chapters, 10 minute intervals.
Left/Right: In addition to navigation in XBMC and Windows without having to program it, when playing a movie, Left/Right will go back/forward in 30 second intervals in XBMC.
Menu: Exit XBMC (if on XBMC home screen). When navigating folders/files, it will jump to the bottom for quick access to moving between directories.
Last: Jump to home screen in XBMC.
Thinking of testing the key repeat function in the beta firmware. Tried to load the FW for wake from sleep but it failed the upload and the Flirc app crashed. Had to re-load FW 1.0 to get it working again.
Another odd quirk. If you program the remote to respond on a particular input on your Vizio TV with XBMC, such as HDMI-1, it will not work on any other port. Let's say you move your XBMC to HDMI-2: the remote no longer responds or sends the proper commands. Tried wiping the config on Flirc and re-loading FW but no dice. My guess is that something on the remote has to be reset before it'll push to that other input for XBMC but I just moved it back to the other port as my goal was to make it easy. I can attach my config if anyone needs it or wants it. Otherwise, just here for info for other potential XBMC users who are trying to decide if the Vizio line of TVs is going to work for them. I can state that I am able to access everything I need with one remote with ease.
I use a tiny touchpad/QWERTY keyboard for navigating and using other Windows functions such as Firefox or Handbrake but for movies and such via XBMC, the default remote from Vizio, works flawlessly with Flirc.
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anrefsah added a topic in Remote ControlsOnkyo remote (RC-810M)Hi
I am considering buying a Flirc for my media center but wonder if it will work with my remote. Thought to use the remote controller from my Onkyo TX-NR809 surround receiver.
I have checked the list of supported remote controls, and my remote RC-810M is not mentioned, but the RC-710M are listed.
Do you think it will work? I do not know the difference between the RC-810M and RC-710M, other than the layout is different.
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kneighbour added a topic in Ideas and SuggestionsFreight excessive?I would happily buy a Flirc unit - except the freight to Australia (for such a small item) is quite excessive - some $17!! It almost doubles the price of the item.
I buy things from the USA all the time (via ebay and other avenues) and understand that freight can be expensive. Surely there is a cheaper option though?
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Amadeus added a topic in General QuestionsBasic (read: dumb) questionsHi there,
I've just come across Flirc (I don't actually remember how now, but that's the Internet for you!). It could be exactly what I'm looking for.
I have a Mac Mini (2011) running XBMC and am using an Apple remote. The Mac will hibernate and cannot be woken other than pressing a key on the keyboard (which I have plugged in for exactly this purpose, tho I'd much rather not have it attached; I use a remote desktop connection from my MBP if I want to do anything on the Mac). I see that there is a beta version of firmware which should allow for this to work but I'm a little confused as to the features in the firmware. I watch films that have subtitles so I need the long-press functionality as well. Is there any firmware with both these features (I don't mind waiting if it's in progress)?
With my Mac Mini, USB devices plug into the back of the device. Will it work or will I need to turn the Mac round so that I can see the Flirc from my sofa (and hence, Apple remote) or will that prevent the normal operations from working if the IR sensor is on the front of the Mac?
The only thing I need Flirc to do for me is to do the wake-up. Will I need to map the whole sequence of keys for XBMC or can I just do something for the waking? Is it possible to have context to the wake - I mean, the only time Flirc needs to do anything is when the device is asleep, once it's awake, the remote has no spare keys that I could assign to the wake sequence.
Is it possible to have a place on the forum/site where users could download configurations created by other users?
Sorry for so many questions but I'm based in the UK so postage for the device adds quite a lot to the cost so I want to make sure it do (either now or in the future) what I'm looking for before I buy.
As an aside, I'm very impressed with what Jason has created. The whole mentality - the enthusiasm, the functionality and responsiveness seems to fit in very well with XBMC. What a giver (that that's aside from the monetary donations to his chosen charity).
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PEDRORADIO added a topic in Ideas and Suggestionsflirc - harmony : Harware - Video issue FIXEDlike a newbie here with the difference that we bring the solution after i fixed my self i want to share with you guys , just in case if you got the same issue ...here my story :
After I Build & setup my htpc and got my Flirc from Jason and my harmony 700 on Amazon . I add the "Panasonic TC-P65VT30 magic trick " follow the SKRO s instrution s here:
this is my HTPC :
- SilverStone Grandia Series HTPC Case with Aluminum FP Micro-ATX, 2x Hot- Swap Drive Bay, 3x120mm Golf Bladed Fan, USB 3.0 x2 and 11-Inch Expansion Card GD06B (Black)
- KDM 520W M7520DM 2 FAN Micro ATX Power Supply
- Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
- Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
- PNY VCGGTS4501XPB GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
- CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
- ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive ST31000524AS
- Western Digital EXternal 3TB 7200 RPM
- Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1600 Internal PCI Dual TV Tuner/Video Recorder Media Center
- with the Flirc and Logitech Harmony 700 Rechargeable Remote
- windows 7 64-- updated
- Eden 11 -- updated
the harmony enjoy every commands and married with my Flirc; it was a piece of cake installation ..but every time I was trying to play a mvk movie at at high resolution or lower ,, the video star to jumping , flicking ,short freezing as random.... and drove me crazy ..I changed all seeting in windows or in XBMC wanst enough. i found the random freezing like a communication device issue , when i unplug the flirc all videos played flawlessly .. so after I did an investigaion from causes that problem i Found the standard USB 2 hasnt insufficient power on my MB , and I changed it to a USB 3 .. the result : FIXED !!.. the Flirc working great in USB 3 port ....
sorry my bad grammar . english is my second language .. I hope if some one has the same issue can fix it after read this.
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pitviper33 added a post in a topic CTRL-F & CTRL-B don't work in Windows Media Center