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Like many others I have a Harmony Companion Hub. I was totally bummed that they discontinued it because I can't really change anything with it as the Android app is horrible and simply doesn't work anymore. But then I saw the Skip 1S. Sounds awesome. I was using a flirc usb years ago with an older Harmony and it worked quite well so I figured I would give the Skip 1S a shot.

I'm starting to regret that decision. Using three remotes might just be a more convenient route....

My setup isn't that convoluted. Nvidia Shield 2017 (either used for Kodi/Plex or streaming services) goes into a Denon AVR-X1500H which then outputs to a TCL 55R646. All I want to be able to do is to turn everything on with one button then control the Shield. The tv is basically dumb, I don't use any of the in-built apps or anything it just needs to turn on and off. I have the flirc usb plugged into the Shield with an extension so it's pointing right at where we sit on the sofa. So far, here's what I've been able to do:

1: Turn the tv on or off, but nothing else. If I manually turn on the rest, I can control both the receiver volume and the Shield/Kodi.

2: Turn the receiver on, but nothing else. If I hit the power button again, sometimes the tv will turn on, sometimes the receiver will turn off. Nothing changes with the Shield power-wise, but when it's on I can control it.

Thankfully at least when everything is on, I can fully control the Shield so there's that. But that does mean I still need multiple remotes to get to that point, so it's basically pointless.

Are there any actual guides on how to properly set this up and deal with the rather janky app? I'm really, really close to just tossing the Skip 1S and flirc usb in the trash and setting it all on fire.

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Regarding guides, yes:

https://skip-org.gitbook.io/skip-remote-guide/

It sounds as though not all the power up and power down buttons for your devices have been dragged onto the Skip Remote in the Skip App. If that's the case, see:

https://skip-org.gitbook.io/skip-remote-guide/edit-your-activity-buttons

Also a video on the subject: https://youtube.com/clip/Ugkx_0KGN0cjdz2_DfUkIz5hIxXPcjCsMwY0

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7 hours ago, bitzie said:

Like many others I have a Harmony Companion Hub. I was totally bummed that they discontinued it because I can't really change anything with it as the Android app is horrible and simply doesn't work anymore. But then I saw the Skip 1S. Sounds awesome. I was using a flirc usb years ago with an older Harmony and it worked quite well so I figured I would give the Skip 1S a shot.

I'm starting to regret that decision. Using three remotes might just be a more convenient route....

My setup isn't that convoluted. Nvidia Shield 2017 (either used for Kodi/Plex or streaming services) goes into a Denon AVR-X1500H which then outputs to a TCL 55R646. All I want to be able to do is to turn everything on with one button then control the Shield. The tv is basically dumb, I don't use any of the in-built apps or anything it just needs to turn on and off. I have the flirc usb plugged into the Shield with an extension so it's pointing right at where we sit on the sofa. So far, here's what I've been able to do:

1: Turn the tv on or off, but nothing else. If I manually turn on the rest, I can control both the receiver volume and the Shield/Kodi.

2: Turn the receiver on, but nothing else. If I hit the power button again, sometimes the tv will turn on, sometimes the receiver will turn off. Nothing changes with the Shield power-wise, but when it's on I can control it.

Thankfully at least when everything is on, I can fully control the Shield so there's that. But that does mean I still need multiple remotes to get to that point, so it's basically pointless.

Are there any actual guides on how to properly set this up and deal with the rather janky app? I'm really, really close to just tossing the Skip 1S and flirc usb in the trash and setting it all on fire.

 

Your setup is similar with mine and I have been using single remote control for almost a year. Here's my devices:

  • Nvidia Shield 2015
  • Panasonic 42" Plasma TV (2009)
  • Onkyo tx-nr686

Remote control used: NVIDIA SHIELD Remote (link: Amazon). The triangle shape base. It has both Bluetooth and IR.

What I did:

  1. Enable CEC in all 3 devices.
  2. In SHIELD's Power control setting, enable/disable features according to your preference. Example: Turn ON TV when SHIELD wakes.
  3. Change IR setup for TV & receiver.
  4. Done

 

I bought Skip 1s because I thought I can control TV cable's set-top-box with it.

Unfortunately, it doesn't work for now (Link to a topic in another post).

 

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On 1/15/2023 at 10:04 PM, bitzie said:

Like many others I have a Harmony Companion Hub. I was totally bummed that they discontinued it because I can't really change anything with it as the Android app is horrible and simply doesn't work anymore. But then I saw the Skip 1S. Sounds awesome. I was using a flirc usb years ago with an older Harmony and it worked quite well so I figured I would give the Skip 1S a shot.

I'm starting to regret that decision. Using three remotes might just be a more convenient route....

My setup isn't that convoluted. Nvidia Shield 2017 (either used for Kodi/Plex or streaming services) goes into a Denon AVR-X1500H which then outputs to a TCL 55R646. All I want to be able to do is to turn everything on with one button then control the Shield. The tv is basically dumb, I don't use any of the in-built apps or anything it just needs to turn on and off. I have the flirc usb plugged into the Shield with an extension so it's pointing right at where we sit on the sofa. So far, here's what I've been able to do:

1: Turn the tv on or off, but nothing else. If I manually turn on the rest, I can control both the receiver volume and the Shield/Kodi.

2: Turn the receiver on, but nothing else. If I hit the power button again, sometimes the tv will turn on, sometimes the receiver will turn off. Nothing changes with the Shield power-wise, but when it's on I can control it.

Thankfully at least when everything is on, I can fully control the Shield so there's that. But that does mean I still need multiple remotes to get to that point, so it's basically pointless.

Are there any actual guides on how to properly set this up and deal with the rather janky app? I'm really, really close to just tossing the Skip 1S and flirc usb in the trash and setting it all on fire.

Can you share your configuration with me? I'd like to take a look.

** EDIT ** - I think your setup is extremely manageable and think I could help fix it. In Remote manager, Tools->Export Remote Config, attach here. I'll get this fixed for you.

Does your TV have CEC? If not, don't worry.

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Update Flirc Profiles in these builds. You'll need to add back the profile. We will add a way to auto detect an update and prompt you in a future build.

Kodi/Plex don't have built in support for flirc yet. Truth is, different keyboard shortcuts on different platforms, so I'll need to probably add one for each. But for now, the flirc profiles are fixed.

Shield should be fixed too, no pairing needed with the flirc USB app. Please let me know.

windows and mac build.

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