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  1. On 9/7/2023 at 1:15 PM, Jarritos said:


    I just got my new remote today and have set it up with my tv and roku just fine but when I go to try and set it up with my Vero 4k it doesnt seem to work. I tried setting it to Kodi device and it doesnt do anything. Is there something I am missing in the setup to make it work?

    Okay, after some digging, here is how to do it. Vero primarily supports bluetooth out of the box. But here are instructions by the creator, which should be really easy to do.

    • Add Microsoft Windows MCE profile to the Skip 1s
    • It wont auto-work with your Vero 4k
      • Select the Microsoft Windows MCE profile under the remote menu

    None of us have this box, please let us know how that goes.

  2. Just now, english said:

    I was going to try pulling the center out a little, but needed needle-nose to do it.... and I was watching a movie, so aluminum foil it was! Just got the remote a couple of days ago, super promising! My Harmony still works, but wanted to get off it ASAP. Tried the Sofabaton (U1) but it barely has the juice to reach my TV. Didn't fancy throwing another $50 at something (U2) that didn't really work like I wanted anyway. Nearly $200 for the X1 was a bit of a gamble, but came across the S1 in another forum. Glad I did! Now, if you can make a long press on the power button the "power off" and a short one "power on", I'll be REALLY happy :-)

    Long press, smarter activity switching, and learning is coming. 

  3. 1 minute ago, english said:

    @jason And, BTW, it's great to actually work with folk who are close to the product/software development. Had a similar experience with an OPPO DVD player back in the day. Ended up talking with a guy who was actually writing the firmware... nothing like talking directly to the source (code) :-)

    Did the firmware, did the hardware, do the shipping, support, debugging, manufacturing software… I’m the guy. I have a tiny team that helps with the rest.  I love the product, I love if people are happy with it, and work really hard to do so.

    Thanks so much for following up.

    Can you take the batteries out and show the other side of the terminals?.I think your spring is stuck in the case preventing the battery from being pushed up. 

  4. 5 minutes ago, english said:

    I had a similar problem last night. I thought it was the "batteries lasting a day" problem, but fresh batteries didn't get the remote working. I dug around and think I found the problem. The + terminal in the remote's battery slot is recessed. If the + button on the battery itself isn't long enough, it won't make contact. I put some balled up aluminum foil in there to make the recess "less deep". Seems to have worked. There is a "spring" in the recess that may be able to be pulled out a little, but I didn't want to leave the couch to get any tools from the garage.... perhaps today! :-) Give it a shot!

    Thank you send a pic of this? I really appreciate the problem solving. Would love to see the problem and solution so I can address this with the factory. 

  5. 7 hours ago, Wrathwielder said:

    Hi Jason and all!

    I ordered a few days ago and expect the Skip shortly. I'll post a "battery longevity" update after I start using it :)

    Not sure if ALL the remotes you have been shipping are from the same batch from a while back (as you mentioned), or if you have done any new runs...?




    I have been screening before shipping. I have not caught any. 10 of these as exchanges, .02% failure. Maybe double it, call it .04%. 

    Unfortunately, the happy folks don’t post on the forums 

  6. 22 hours ago, jamesldavis said:

    When I programmed  a flirc using my old Vizo TV remote and a Vizo TV being used in the Harmony 650 setup, then both Fire and the Tivo Stream responded to this.

    This is because you have CEC enabled. It's a way for your TV to talk with a connected device over HDMI. You can disable this in your TV Settings.

    22 hours ago, jamesldavis said:

    Currently, the fire TV  Is working using the  Flirc Media player in the Harmony setup.

    All devices have built in harmony codes, meaning you don't have to do any pairing. So naturally, if you setup your harmony and flirc - firetv on one, the other will respond.

    To remedy this, open up my software, go to file->advanced and disable the built in profile on the one you don't want to respond.

    22 hours ago, jamesldavis said:

    I've tried a Samsung TV codes and another Panasonic TV but they either triggered both or else did not work.

    Don't believe it, I think your harmony is configured as noted above.

  7. 2 minutes ago, Chris N said:

    Shortly after posting this I fixed the issue.  I added a piece of aluminum underneath the negative connection of the batteries so it could have a greater range of contact and it seems to have worked.

    wow, interesting, maybe the spring was stuck. Can you shoot us a picture?

  8. 6 hours ago, Shiv said:

    "It was always giving you this issue?" -> Yes

    "I’ll get a replacement and a return label so I can tear it apart. So sorry for this. " -> I am ok with this if this fixes the issue and the root cause is actually known, else it would turn in to another goose chase, sorry to be blunt but I do not have too much time to invest into configuring and then testing a remote, by this time I would have got a URC7880 to work with macro for enabling / disabling all devices which would not have consumed a box of AAA batteries for sure.

    yeah, complete waist of your time and I'm really sorry. Assuming you are at the same address, I have a return label and new unit going to you. All tested, screened, and updated. Hopefully this is it, and you can toss that back in the mail at your convenience and I'll rip it open for confirmation. 

  9. Just now, Shiv said:

    "I'd like this one back to confirm it's the first. This is not a widespread issue and both should be resolved at the factory and with firmware. I have 6 remotes I've been using for 3 years, and have not had this problem. Send me a pm"{ <- Could you please clarify how this is feasible, I thought skip1s was released in 2022 or are you taking about test samples made before the project ?

    I have updated the remote and still see the same issue as well, it still loses batteries within a day or less, same as the old firmware. 

    Can you message me. I need some info. Was this always happening. Did it start after an update? If not. When did it start? The remote has been out for a year but early hardware as we iterated on plastic and software was done looooong before. 

  10. 3 minutes ago, ytsejam1138 said:

    @jason  Well, came home today and the remote batteries were completely dead. 

    9/15 Installed new batteries

    9/17 Installed new .21 firmware

    9/20 Batteries completely drained

    Let me send you a replacement and get this back so I can tear it apart. This is not common. There are two issues this could be:

    • Factory did not screen caps, I have found some remotes draining until replacing.
    • There was an edge case with some remotes that were crashing while in deep sleep, this is fixed in the latest firmware

    I'd like this one back to confirm it's the first. This is not a widespread issue and both should be resolved at the factory and with firmware. I have 6 remotes I've been using for 3 years, and have not had this problem. Send me a pm. @ytsejam1138

  11. 12 minutes ago, MrParticular said:

    Thanks so much for this. It turns out that power toggle simply does not work (and is not added automatically to power up/down when running the wizard) HOWEVER power on and power off code do work, so I was able to add those in the buttons panel.

    So thanks and so far so good... I am overwhelmed!

    Oh awesome, thanks for letting me know, that explains quite a lot (this has come up before).

    Certainly keep me posted, seems delays between buttons for a macro are not working, I'm about to push an update for that.

  12. 7 hours ago, TonyC said:

    Nope works perfect after I learned them with the flirc:-)

    (the ones the Dune company posted on their website did not work, but I was able to learn them from the remote they ship)
    The remote defaults to full IR mode when the box is unplugged from power and I was able to use that to learn all the buttons and voila it works perfectly now.


    Jason, the .json file I posted above is the one I am using and it works perfectly.   I did update the skip app today with the latest nightnly and delays are still not working.  Don't know if you pushed the fix for that yet though.




    Delays will be fixed today. We're going to push an update. Hang tight.

    Thanks for the json. Much appreciated.

  13. 4 hours ago, Nathan Palmer said:

    It was a pretty recent version. Somewhere around 0.9.94. I wasn't that long ago that I did the same thing, and I know I had updated more than once than I got it.

    This is really strange. Can you go to the folder where the logs reside? zip those up, and post those her. Also, in go up to AppData/Local/Packages. Do you see two skip folders?




  14. On 9/6/2023 at 7:32 AM, TonyC said:


    I created a brand/device file for the Dune HD Homatics Box R 4K Plus.
    i originally used the codes provided on the manufactures website but those did not work as they had repeats in the PRONTO codes.

    So anyways I figured that I could use irtool.exe as a learning app with the FLIRC USB and volia everything works perfect.

    in case anyone is wondering what this device is:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BV7FS48D/ref=ask_ql_qh_dp_hza  (just link to product no affiliate stuff)

    It's the dune version of the Homatics Android streaming device and the difference is it's Black and has a built in IR Receiver that uses google IR codes.
    The remote it comes with defaults to IR when the bluetooth is not available out of range etc and I used that with the flirc to get all the pronto codes.

    Fantastic streaming box that rivals the Nvida Sheild.

    Dune-HomeMatics-SetTopBox.json 17.69 kB · 1 download

    Are you still seeing double key presess with this? I double checked your codes, they look correct.

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