Win HOW TO - Configure a Logitech Harmony Remote for Kodi
(2016-01-18, 16:39)nosehook Wrote: I have a small problem I hope someone can help me with, or point me in the right direction.

I have the following setup:
1) Beelink pocket P1
2) unbranded IR receiver/remote (
3) TV
4) Surround set
5) Logitech Harmony Ultimate
6) unrelated stuff

So far I have managed to set up everything ok, however, I want to be able to control Kodi via the remote.
I have installed:
1) TV
2) surround set
3) Microsoft Windows Media Centre SE
4) Microsoft MCE keyboard

I setup MCE keyboard commands on the hard buttons and checked with showkey, but I do not see any recognition and I can not check if the blaster emits the commands. Kodi does not respond at all to programmed MCE commands.

Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong and/or how to resolve this?
Kind regards,


Your IR receiver is not a true eHome receiver if those devices do not work. You need to find the manufacturer and model number of the remote you have. In most cases, the buttons presses should match those of other non-eHome receivers designed to control Windows Media Center. You can use the image in this guide as a starting point to match the names of the keys on the remote you have. For example, the Blue, Red, Green and Yellow keys should be similar to the ORTek VRC-1100 shown in the guide. These keypresses can be converted to Kodi commands if you can determine the correct device to use in the Harmony database.

Your image shows a remote and receiver. What happens when you use showkey with the original remote and receiver?

At worst, you may have to purchase another IR receiver. I would recommend one of the models shown in the first post.

I'd try the manufacturer shown in this link. I'm not sure about the model #.
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RE: HOW TO - Configure a Logitech Harmony Remote for Kodi - by Warner306 - 2016-01-18, 21:42

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