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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.

Hi guys - I'm new to Flirc. I'm using it with a Harmony Elite Hub (which sends IR to my equipment rack in another room) to solve Bluetooth connectivity issues I was having between the Shield TV 2017 (non-IR version). I need Harmony to control the Shield in general (main menus, streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube) but mostly for Kodi. So far I like what I see. I experimented with the Hamony "Flirc / Shield TV", "Flirc / Kodi" and "Flirc / FireTV". So far the best one for my needs looks to be "Flirc / Kodi".  It has all the controls by default to control the Shield in general and also Kodi - I only needed to add chapter skip back/forward by mapping those functions to certain keys like page up/down, which worked nicely.

The only issue I'm having is that the Hamony will not put the Shield to sleep when I turn my system off. I followed the above instructions, but it didn't solve it. I think the problem is that the "PowerOff" command being sent is the command to shutdown Kodi, not to put the Shield to sleep. For instance when I manually sent the PowerOff command (as a test, through one of the other remote buttons), Kodi jumps to its Exit screen where you can hit Exit to have it shutdown and go back to the Shield main screen. What's the trick for sending the Shields sleep command then?

Also has someone already created a mapped Flirc keyboard controller for KODI? It seems I could do this manually, but I would think that probably dozens or more people have already done this and why invent the wheel...

Lastly, I'm confused about the various Controllers Flirc offers.  Can each one be loaded at the same time? Or you pick on (such as the Kodi one or keyboard one) and then upload just that one?

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Any update on adding all buttons for the shield? The lack of double home is forcing me to keep the original shield remote on top of my harmony.

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How do I install the Flirc software on my Shield? I bought a Shield this weekend, and swapped my (gen 1?) Flirc from my HTPC to my Shield. But in the Shield’s add-app system, I can’t find a Flirc app.

I'm at a loss for how to even start programming my Shield to work with my URC MX780.

 

I appreciate any help. :)

Edited by ShoutingMan

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5 hours ago, ShoutingMan said:

How do I install the Flirc software on my Shield? I bought a Shield this weekend, and swapped my (gen 1?) Flirc from my HTPC to my Shield. But in the Shield’s add-app system, I can’t find a Flirc app.

I'm at a loss for how to even start programming my Shield to work with my URC MX780.

 

I appreciate any help. :)

Pair on your PC, then bring it over to your shield, it'll work with your previously paired remote without any additional software

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7 hours ago, jason said:

Pair on your PC, then bring it over to your shield, it'll work with your previously paired remote without any additional software

 

I don’t know what that means, to “pair” it on the PC and bring it to the shield.

Without the FLIRC software, how do I assign remote control buttons to Shield inputs? That’s how it worked on the PC. I assigned remote codes to the remote control — arbitrary IR outputs that didn’t conflict with any other device in my system. Then I used the FLIRC software to map the remote buttons to Windows keys. How do I do that on the Shield?

 

(I’ve read through chunks of the manual and also searched this thread. But I’m missing something fundamental, compared to how FLIRC works on Windows. Thanks for any help. )

Edited by ShoutingMan

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Download my software. Plug in your flirc and go to Controllers-->"Nvidia Shield"

http://cl.flirc.io/35e1393420d2

Hit go and pair your IR Remote. Take out Flirc, and plug it into your shield. Should work with your previously paired remote on your shield with no pairing software needed on the shield

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Ok, thanks! I'll try that. (I'd misunderstood. From using it in windows, I thought the Flirc software was the driver system that interpreted everything coming from the USB dongle. I had no idea that the dongle itself was programmed by the FLIRC software, and then the software was no longer needed.)

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Just now, ShoutingMan said:

Is it possible to program the long-press of the Back and Home buttons, that bring up  settings and application panes?

I can't figure out how they are doing their long press. I've lost all contacts at amazon because of their turnover.

One day, I'll need to sit down and test a bunch of keys. Theoretically, it's possible. But we need to figure out what HID key they expect.

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Ok, thanks. I think I can get along without those long-press keys in daily use. 

 

I understand the flirc side of things now. Just need to revise my  URC MX-780 programming. 

 

 

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Hi folks, need some help optimizing my setup (Shield TV/Flirc/Harmony 900).

I just replaced my Nexus Player with a Shield TV. I had my Harmony 900 working perfectly with my old setup and it's working with the new one but the lag is just horrible on the Shield. I had no lag with the Nexus Player so I can't figure that out. I've played with adjusting the response time settings in the remote but that hasn't helped. FYI, with the Harmony 900 I have to use the old desktop software. Do you think this is a remote issue, Shield, or Flirc?

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The harmony had no lag with the nexus?

The harmony remotes have tremendous lag, I've talked with them about it, it's built in on purpose. 

There shouldn't be any lag with flirc.

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