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  1. I use a Pronto with RF so I don’t need to point but that’s a whole other topic.
  2. I haven’t tried a USB hub so I don’t know. But to solve your IR Problem you can also use an infrared receiver like this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009ZGK6QS?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_title
  3. Yes, you need to use a PC to teach the Flirc the commands that you want to use. Download the software from Flirc. No lag problem for me.
  4. I'm away, so I don't have access to my Nvidia Shield TV.. It's been a while since I setup the Flirc. I setup my Flirc a few days after the 2019 Nvidia Shield TV Pro was released, and at the time, there was little or no information about setting up the Flirc for the 2019 Nvidia Shield TV Pro. There may have been updated software or other users' configuration posted since then, but I haven't kept up since I was satisfied with my setup. Anyway, I took some notes for what I used in the Flirc software, which I've written below. Note that this was with version 3.24.0 of the software. I don't know if there's been changes to the software since then, since I haven't looked. At the time, I taught my universal remote (Pronto TSU9400) the old (pre-2019) Nvidia Shield IR codes. Then, I started the Flirc software and taught the Flirc the Nvidia Shield IR codes from my Pronto TSU9400. I had to use 3 different parts of the Flirc software as indicated below. In the notes below, I mention the Flirc keys, each of which would be programmed using the most appropriate key in your remote control. Under Controllers->NVIDIA Shield: Here, I configured the following: Cursor Keys, Select (Ok), Back and Home. Controllers->Kodi: Here, I configured: Numeric keys (0 to 9), ch+/ch- (these behave like cursor up/down), play, pause, shutdown. However, the shutdown key behaved like power on. I didn't bother worrying about power off/sleep since (a) I didn't find a solution and (b) Shield is configured to go to sleep automatically if unused for a configurable number of minutes. When playing a movie in Plex, the play and pause buttons behave similarly (play causes movie to play if paused, or if movie is playing, play button pauses it). Controllers->Media Keys: Rewind, Forward, Stop. Note that the cursor key left and right buttons can also be used for rewind and forward, at least in Plex. Last and Exit seem to work the same way Edit: Just realized I posted information last November 2019. Sorry, but I am away and so don't have access to my Nvidia Shield TV and Flirc, but hopefully notes from November 3, 2019 will help you.
  5. Yes, it would be nice to get the Setting button to work. Granted, I don't see a need to have a dedicated button just to go to Settings. However, the Shield allows you to change what the Settings button does, so if you use it to do something else, the Settings button would be good to have. It would also be nice if the Shield allowed a way to redefine the Netflix button (and the Flirc had a way of sending the "Netflix" command). Don't know why Netflix needs its own button as opposed to just calling it something generic and letting the user define what it does.
  6. I had to go over the Flirc documentation and other Flirc forum threads. The Flirc documentation made it seem a lot simpler than it was, but various commands were missing when I only followed the Flirc doc, so I had to define commands using 3 different controllers in the Flirc software. As discussed in the doc & other forum threads, it doesn't matter what remote IR commands you use, as long as they are not used for any other devices in your system. I used the old NVIDIA Shield IR codes. I have a Pronto remote, so I was able to copy-and-paste the old NVIDIA Shield codes posted online to my Pronto, and then I used my Pronto to "teach" the commands to the Flirc. My primary purpose of using Shield TV is for Plex, so I focused on making the commands work for Plex. Below are the Controllers and commands (in Flirc and the corresponding old NVIDIA Shield IR code) that I used with the Flirc software (again, it doesn't matter what IR codes that you use, but for me, I decided to use the old NVIDIA IR codes): Controllers->NVIDIA Shield: =============-======== Flirc Old Nvidia Shield IR Code ===== ===================== Cursor Keys Cursor Keys Select Ok Back Last Home Shield (other option was Menu). This command seems to take you to home page, as expected. Controllers->Kodi: ============== Flirc Old Nvidia Shield Code ======== ================= Numeric keys Numeric Keys (0 to 9) <= these actually work for entering in a search window. in the future, consider trying to do alphabet, if it's worth it. ch+/ch- ch+/ch- <= these behave like cursor up/down. Don't know what scenarios ch+/ch- are useful in. May not be needed? Play Play Pause Pause Shutdown Power On. Although this command is called "Shutdown" in Flirc software, using this command actually turns on the Shield. This command does NOT turn off the Shield. *Info Display (I used an Oppo IR code for this) <= doesn't seem to do anything. *Caption Subtitle (I used an Oppor IR code for this) <= doesn't seem to do anything Controllers->Media Keys: ====================== Flirc Old Nvidia Shield Code ======== ================= **Rewind Rewind (aside: I believe cursor key left can also be used for Rewind, at least in Plex). **Forward Forward (aside: I believe cursor key right can also be used for Forward, at least in Plex). **Stop Stop ** Note: the Rewind and Forward keys work when paired under Controllers->Media Keys, but don't work when I paired Rewind and Forward under Controllers->Kodi. Note: Flirc Previous and Next do not work, whether paired under Controllers->Kodi or Controllers->Media Keys. As indicated above, I got Power On to work. I don't have a way to Power Off the Shield. But not a big deal, since my Shield will sleep automatically after 20 minutes (user-configurable) of non-use. I'd rather have a discrete Power On than a Power toggle, since it makes remote macros more reliable. The Shield OEM remote also has a settings button on the upper right of the remote. I don't know how to teach Flirc this command, but not a big deal since settings is not used frequently and is easily accessed with cursor keys. However, having this command would be useful if the button is reconfigured to do something else other than settings (such as starting a favorite app). I also don't have a Flirc command to go with the Netflix command in the OEM remote. But, not a big deal. Kind of strange that Netflix has its own button in the OEM remote. Should have just been made an anything you want command changeable from Settings. Netflix can always be brought up using cursor keys from home page. Note: before using Flirc, I had plugged in a USB keyboard to the Shield TV to see what keyboard mappings might be useful, but I didn't see any potentially useful commands over and beyond what was mentioned above (if anyone knows any keyboard commands that might be useful, let me know... I recently read that F8 may be useful to get Netflix info while Netflix is playing, but I haven't tried it). I wish there was some sort of Info command which can be used to bring up Info on the Plex movie that is playing (such as codec, etc.), similar to what can be done when using an embedded Plex Media Player in Linux. If anyone has other commands not mentioned above, or better ways to configure Flirc, let me know.
  7. I just got the 2019 NVIDIA Shield TV Pro last 10/28. First Shield TV that I've had. I also got a new Flirc USB in the mail yesterday and I was able to set it up to work with my Shield TV. So far, it works for me. The usual keys work fine (cursor keys, home, back, numeric, play, pause, rewind, forward, stop). I can power it on via the Flirc, but I haven't figured out how to make the Shield sleep via Flirc. Since the Shield automatically sleeps after a certain amount of idle time, it's not a big deal. One thing that I liked with my old Intel NUC for using Plex is that I was able to program an Info button so that I can see details of the movie being played (such as Codec). I don't know if this is possible with the Shield TV, and if so, how to program a code with Flirc. Also, a caption/subtitle button would be nice (not sure if this is possible with Shield TV/Flirc, but if not, caption can be turned on via Plex play menu).
  8. Is it possible to define a discrete power on command, so that if the Shield is off/asleep, the power on command wakes it up, but if the Shield is already on, the power on command won't affect whatever the Shield is doing (for example, if it's currently playing a movie, the power on command won't interrupt it)?
  9. I just got the Nvidia Shield TV Pro (2019 version, which came out today). It's my first Nvidia Shield. I'm looking to order the Flirc. I assume that setting up Flirc for use with the 2019 Nvidia Shield should be the same as the 2017 (non-IR receiving) Shield TV?
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