Quote:First, i'd like to say thanks to the developers and the forum members. XBMC is a great media center software and the amount of information on the forum, while overwhelming, is extremely helpful. Since i've received so much information from the forum, i was hoping this might help someone else with a Harmony remote.
While searching for information regarding the Harmony remote and keymapping, i found a post on the Logitech forums. When inputting a new device using the logitech software and the manufacturer as microsoft, the model can be put in as MCE Keyboard. This doesn't show up in the menu, but is available when typed in. I then mapped the harmony keys to keyboard strokes within the Harmony software. I can now use the remote with XBMC without Event Ghost or any other keymapping software running.
I am still trying to learn more specifics of how XBMC works so that i can fine tune my key mappings. I have not yet figured out a way to get the Harmony to output a double key press. If i can figure out a way to do this, XBMC could be started using a hotkey combination. If anyone can help, i would appreciate it.
EDIT by Zag for a proper guide (November 2012)
Load up the Logitech software
Devices >> Add Device >> Computer >> Media PC >> Microsoft >> "MCE Keyboard"
Activities >> Add devices such as TV, Amplifier and "Microsoft Media Center PC".
Setup new "HTPC" activity with all your devices and order which they should be switched on and sources used.
Activities >> "HTPC" >> Customize Buttons as below,
Step 4 - Optimizing Remote speed
Devices >> Media Center PC >> Settings >> Adjust the Delays (speed settings)
Devices >> Media Center PC >> troubleshooting >> My Media Center PC is responding too slowly
Devices >> Media Center PC >> troubleshooting >> My Media Center PC responds to some commands either too many times or only occasionally.