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genesound

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About genesound

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    Curious Flirc-er
  • Birthday 08/13/1953

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Motorcycles, Computers
  1. I have 2 Windows 7 Media Center computers in the same room. One is normally the media server, and the other is normally my PC, but sometimes I need to switch if I've recorded something that is cable card encrypted, copy protected as play once, and gets recorded on my PC, but not on my media server. The system includes 2 SiliconDust HDHomeRun Primes, a Pioneer Elite Receiver/ Home Theater, a regular, generic, non-programmable, HP WMC remote and a Lenovo WMC USB IR receiver, and it all works ok. I also have a Harmony 700. I now also have added an HP MediaSmart TV Remote (remote only, no HP TV - P/N 5189-3683) that can be programmed for various CBL, DVD, AVR and AUX devices, as well as the non-configurable HP MediaSmart TV Profile. It apparently uses the XBMC command set for the TV Profile from what I've read, which apparently is different than the WMC command set, as the remote does not control my WMC server using that TV Profile. It can achieve somewhat limited WMC functionality by loading the right code into one of the other CBL, DVD, AVR, or AUX profiles, but the limited usage is pre-determined by the hardware in so much as what buttons and functions actually do anything in those modes. The remote: HP MediaSmart TV RC2285202/01 P/N 5189-3683: http://www.giftspub.com/HP%20MediaSmart%20TV%20remote%20setting%20manual.pdf The MediaSmart TV that the remote was made for: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&product=3369894&dlc=en&docname=c01445164#N1099 So, my plan is to use FLIRC to work with TV Profile on that MediaSmart remote, to operate my WMC 7 media server. I'll use the standard WMC remote system with my other PC. Are my assumptions correct and should that work? If so, this should then allow my Harmony 700 remote to be able to control either WMC and everything else in the system, and I'll also have the dedicated remotes, one for each WMC, and the remotes should not interfere with each other.
  2. I'm new here and to the flirc as well. Having read a bit about it, on a few different occasions, it seems that it should be able to map to that remote in the MediaSmart TV mode. I hope so, as I have the same one. When certain devices are loaded into the remote's DVD, AVR, and AUX devices, many keys aren't normally valid, so they do nothing. For instance, if there is a Home Theater loaded into the AUX setup, the play and stop buttons, among numerous others do nothing. If one looks at the red CBL, DVD, AVR, and AUX device LEDs of Bone's remote during key presses, they will light when activating a valid keypress, or as Bone says, when you're getting a [working] button. I have another purpose for wanting to use this device, and that is so I can use 2 WMC computers in the same room, with the flircs setup as different receive devices. One is normally my media server, and the other is normally my PC, but sometimes I need to switch if something cable card encrypted and setup as play once gets recorded on my PC but not on my media server. This should allow my Harmony remote to be able to control both WMCs and everything else, and the couple of proprietary remotes I have will be able to control their own WMC systems.... I hope... It seems like it should work.
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