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  1. On 5/7/2017 at 1:57 PM, ArmoredDragon said:

    In case anybody is interested, I have figured out how to turn off the Shield TV with Harmony 650+Flirc (or more precisely, put the Shield TV to sleep.) Yes, I'm THAT OCD about keeping my power bill down (not to mention keeping my house cooler in Phoenix summers.)

    What you'll want to do is tell your Harmony that in fact you do want to control the power of your Shield TV, and then set the Flirc to recognize your profile's power off button. Different profiles have different defaults in this regard, and I know people use different ones, so I'm just going to tell you how I configured mine:

    1. I used DanVM's instructions (found here), only I used Flirc XBMC profile (when I chose it, MyHarmony called it Flirc Kodi) as my beginning template and renamed it to Shield TV.

    2. In the MyHarmony application, Under Devices > Change Device Settings > Power Settings > Next > I want to turn off this device when not in use. > I press the same button for on and for off > Next > +Add Command > Under the dropdown menu, select PowerOff > Leave everything else default and click Finish

    3. Open the Flirc application > Controllers > Media Keys > click the power icon button.

    4. On your Harmony remote's LCD screen buttons, go to Devices > Shield TV (or whatever you named it) > Power Off. (If your flirc application says 'Recorded Successfully', then it worked, even if it suspended your PC.)

    Done! Connect your Flirc to your Shield TV and your harmony remote should turn it off as expected.


    Ideally, somebody could pester logitech (I don't know how to contact them) to add a Flirc + Shield TV profile that effectively does everything I mentioned above.


    Here are some things that I wish we could have but probably can't ever have:

    - Universal 8 second back / 30 second forward buttons that don't bring up the playbar overlay

    - Universal subtitle toggle button (for those moments when you're not quite sure what the person is saying)

    - A way to use voice search without having to reach for the Shield TV stick remote

    (By universal, I mean works on every app)


    One can only dream, I suppose. Nonetheless, this works really well, and I have to say that the Shield TV is the best STB I've ever owned (you really can have it all with this thing; netflix, amazon, youtube, plex, kodi, hbo, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, emulators, all on a very speedy UI) and Flirc makes it even better.

    So, this worked for me on the 2019 shield.  I'm using an old harmony one, the old logitech harmony software for mac, and just picked up a v2 flirc, and a 2019 shield pro.  The activity created w/the flirc would turn off everything, but it would not turn on.  I did notice that when i hit the "ok" button on my logitech, it would power on the 2019 shield.  So, i added this into the startup sequence, but reviewing the activity and "adding more control".  This allowed me to add the "ok" button into the sequence.  working well right now. 

    Edit:  Also works on 1st gen flirc.  

  2. On 11/11/2019 at 7:38 AM, Rojma said:

    I got most of the functionality of the new Nvidia Shield Pro TV remote to work with Flirc and a Logitech Harmony 700 using the instructions for the older Nvidia Shield TV remote and from a lot of the information in this thread. However there are three things I have not been able to figure out:

    1) The new Nvidia Shield Pro TV remote has a Settings button on it. From other posts I figured out that I can get this button to work with a long keypress of Esc. I captured the Esc key to my remote and when I hold that button down I did in fact confirm it works. However I would like to better emulate the behavior of the original remote where a quick press of the button instead of a long press of the button brings up the Settings. Is there any way to do this?

    2) By connecting a keyboard to the Nvidia Shield Pro TV I discovered that F8 brings up a text (not voice) Search which is perfect. I recorded F8 to one of the buttons on my remote but it doesn't seem to work. I hit the button on the remote and nothing happens. All other buttons I have recorded work fine. I even erased the button and tried to rerecord it but it still doesn't work. Any idea what is going on?

    3) One of the reasons I connected a keyboard to the Nvidia Shield Pro TV is to try and discover what maps to the Netflix button that is on the new remote. However I was not able to discover what the button is mapped to. Any idea what key the Netflix button is mapped to and/or how I can discover what key it is mapped to?

    BTW great product! I have three and am using them on the new Nvidia Shield Pro TV and two gen 1 Amazon Fire TV Cubes.

    Can you walk me through your setup? Or point me in the right direction on how to set this up?

    I've got a 1st Gen flirc (do I need 2nd gen?  I have an old harmony one which uses the Logitech software to sync on my Mac.

    Do I set up the 2019 shield as a home theater PC or game console? What model do you put down?

    I've seen a couple of different methods in this thread to get it started but Everytime, I am having lag and the power toggle/sleep function doesn't work. 

    Spent way more time on this than I would like but feel that the solution is close. 

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