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  1. Still hoping for some feedback, the cover-fix isn't ideal though it reduces the issue somewhat.
  2. That sounds awfully familiar. I had a 555 that worked great, got a One that worked almost as well, and finally switched to a 900 that does this a lot. No settings seem to solve it, its either double clicks or missed clicks, nothing inbetween. Hopefully the ir-blasters will help once I get around to setting those up, close signals might fix missing commands. Perhaps having a blaster right in front of the receiver will solve the original problem as well, but it still annoys me that it should be an issue at all. And that a pice of cloth fixes it is just provoking! :p
  3. Update: After some searching I found a post by someone who had the same problem and solved it with a lens from a pair of sunglasses! I tested this, and it actually works pretty great. Now I'm on my next issue; figuring out the ideal setting where I get neither double-clicks or slow/missed presses.. But I would really appreciate some input on what might be causing the disturbance, and if theres some setting that can imitate what filtering the sunglasses or cloth does to make it work. Noise canceling doesn't help.
  4. Setup: HTPC with FLIRC-SE, Harmony 900, Harmony One. Problem: Flirc becomes unresponsive at random times. Worked great for a year, but the last month its been unstable. Might work perfect for a few minutes, then goes "deaf" and ignores most commands. Spamming or holding buttons works, so the commands are correct. What I know so far: Its not the remotes, they work flawlessly with all other connected devicesLatest firmware and software Noise cancelling and harmony settings dont make a differenceNothing changed in my setup: Same devices, placement, lighting, etc. Covering the ir-receiver with a piece of cloth seems to solve it - noise of some sort?So my working theory is that theres some sort of noise disturbing the flirc, blocking out my remotes signals. But I can't figure out what, I didn't change anything in my living room besides the sofa (replaced black leather with light grey fabric) and I can't imagine THAT is the problem.. And whatever is interfering, doesn't seem to bother any of the other 8 devices I control with the Harmony remotes. There has to be a better solution then draping my T-shirt over the HTPC!
  5. I have exactly the same issue, did you figure this out or is it still unresolved? I have a FLIRC-SE in a HTPC, wich is controled by a Harmony One and a Harmony 900. Mostly its worked great for almost a year, but more and more often I get the issue you describe. I will boot up my tv/soundbar/htpc, and everything works fine for a few moments, and then the FLIRC stops responding properly. Holding the remote a few inches from the HTPC improves it somewhat, and sometimes turning up the lights in the room helps. But this was never an issue before, I can't figure out whats changed. Its not the remotes, if results are the same with both: If its in a good mood they both work, if not they are both ignored. Also theres never ever any trouble communicating with the other 5 devices being controled by the remotes, only the HTPC. Nothing has been moved sinse or changed at all in my setup.
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