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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.

    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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