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  1. Hey @Nathan, thanks for following up on the issue. I did try that in my last experiment so but it doesn't really help. So far the most useful countermeasure I've found is placing the sensor in a black box with a small aperture. That seems to solve the issue 99% of the time. My current assumption is that somehow the sensor learns to tune its sensitivity to different levels of IR luminosity. Like an adaptive filter if you will. Somehow it would become overly sensitive or insensitive to IR signals to the point of not being able to recognize learnt ones. Like I said, it's just an assumption. That being said I doubt the TV or the ambilight are generating a crazy amount of IR themselves. I can't detect any of that with my cellphone camera (that can see IR signals from my remote). I'm not an IR light specialist but would there be any chance that some wavelength emitted by the TV or ambilight system is able to mess with the sensor? So it's not that the sensor responds to unknown signals, it's more that it ignores known ones until placed in a "less luminous" environment (the box). I'm curious if @Polarfox or @chafry have any update on their experience.
  2. Sorry if I break some rules. I'm linking a zombie thread that was initially created in General questions. After days of struggle when switching to a new TV I found that it was describing my issue accurately. Therefore I think it belongs to Bugs more than General questions. I've added some new insights to the issue. Here is the original thread.
  3. Hi there, I finally found that thread after days or trying to understand why my setup became unusable after years of it working fine and switching to a new TV. Both TVs are Philips, both with ambilight. Both will work with the same remote control. The new one is larger (42", previous was 36") and has ambilight on 3 sides (top too). My living room is painted white, so that doesn't help with reflections. Away from the TV Flirc will work perfectly, I tested it as a keyboard on several machines (Linux and windows). Next to the TV it works randomly. More often not at all. I noticed I could sometimes get the Flirc to recognize my key presses if I wrap my hand around it, but even that is tricky. So that confirms @chafry MacGyver's fix. After lengthy tests I've been able to find a 10sec sequence in a movie that will prevent any key press to be registered when played. It's mainly a bright white logo. Since both TV have ambilight and one works fine, I think @jason is right to suspect the new TV's backlight to be the culprit. @jason Is there any plan to see an improvement to the firmware in a future update? The fact that my TV is able to read its remote seamlessly shows that interferences from ambilight or the TV backlight are not necessarily fatal to reading IR signals. In the past it was possible to set a noise filter via the FLIRC GUI. This seems to have disappeared. Maybe that could have helped? I really like my Flirc and it's been the perfect companion to my rasPlex for many years. I'd be very sad if I couldn't get it to run anymore. If I can do anything to help with solving that issue I'd be glad to do so First image: the sequence that paralyses Flirc Second image: my setup :) Third image: small TV worked, big TV doesn't
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