neumanncj Posted April 14, 2014 Report Share Posted April 14, 2014 Just got my first flirc a couple days ago, and my hopes were high. Not so high at the moment. I'm running the latest software (v1.2.3) on a Windows 7 x64 HTPC, and the latest firmware (v2.4) on the flirc. My Home Theater setup consists of a number of devices, all of which are controlled by a Universal Remote Control MX900 I've had for several years. It can do both IR directly (which I don't use any more) and RF converted to IR via a URC MRF-250 device. It converts the RF signal into an IR signal and sends it via emitters mounted on/near the amp/projector/DVD/CD/etc in a cabinet built into the rear wall. (Sounds awkward, but it's open in the back to one bay of the kitchen cupboards.) I have programmed the MX-900 with a preset for something I don't have, the VIP 722 DVR satellite/DVR from DIsh Network. Lots of buttons available to work the magic on XBMC. I first tried programming the flirc on my desktop PC (also running Windows 7 x64) since it's a lot easier to do all the MX900 programming there rather than on the projection screen. Anyway, when trying to get a code into flirc from the MX900 using its IR capability, from a cleared configuration, I always get the message "Button already exists". (I started with a cleared config, buy the way.) It does the same thing when running the MX900 in RF mode with the IR emitters. The very interesting thing to note is that every last component remote - all IR devices - program the flirc perfectly! 1) the HDMI switch - HS-41A0 2) the Blu-ray player - LG BD550 3) the CD player - Sony DVP-NC85H 4) the amplifier - Arcam Alpha DAVE 5) the projector - Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema 1080p Every last one! But not the (relatively) expensive programmable remote. I'd be perfectly happy to use one of these controllers - say, the CD player remote - except there's no practical way to get its IR signal behind me and into the virtually opaque component cabinet that houses all electronics, including the HTPC. I hope there's a simple fix for this. The flirc sounds like such a neat gadget. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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