I have just recently set up my new Flirc stick and the mapping as such was nice and easy.
I am using the stick with a Zotac mini PC and a Logitech Harmony One as remote.
Also I have to use a IR repeater whenever I use by cinema projection screen.
This IR repeater is a Marmitek Invisible Control 6 XTRA which is rather powerful as I can use my remote wherever I want in a larger room.
There are two things that seem strange with Flirc:
- Many people complain that the IR receiver is too sensitive. I cannot conirm this. For me the opposite is true: it is too insensitive! Can it be that the Flirc is very much depending on the angle it is attached to the PC? I cannot get it working from too many points in my room. Almost unusable sometimes! Me it be that the stick is damaged?
- Using it with the IR Blaster does pretty much not work at all!
My cinema screen covers the line of sight to the PC so that a repeater is required when the projection screen is pulled down. But signals from the repeater's IR blasters - although they are VERY powerful - are not detected by Flirc. I can only get it to work when it make direct contact between the IR blaster (sender) and the Flirc stick and it only works with a very specific angle!!! This is crazy?!!
How can it be that the Flirc does not detect the signals of a VERY powerful IR blaster / repeater (which definetly works as other devices also respond easily).
May it be that my device is somehow damaged??