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[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use a Logitech Harmony Remote with XBMC
bodhi Wrote:My Harmony + Philips RC6 + Win 7 does sleep/wake with no problem. Waking/Sleeping is initiated by sending power toggle, and Win 7 power management is set to "press power to sleep and wake". As long as the IR receiver is RC6, it should work with Win 7 this way.

Thanks, seems hard to find decent recievers locally (Australia) so will have use ebay I guess.

If anyone can confrim the same works with the HP IR that would be great too, as it seems easier to get hold of.
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Sheezwack Wrote:Thanks, seems hard to find decent recievers locally (Australia) so will have use ebay I guess.

If anyone can confrim the same works with the HP IR that would be great too, as it seems easier to get hold of.

We (in this thread) bought these RC6 receivers brand new from Ebay. If you look back in this thread, it was either the HP IR or Philips IR RC6. I have not confirmed this, but it seems Dell RC6 IR is actually OEM Philips RC6. There are quite a few new Dell RC6 under listing now.
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bodhi Wrote:We (in this thread) bought these RC6 receivers brand new from Ebay. If you look back in this thread, it was either the HP IR or Philips IR RC6. I have not confirmed this, but it seems Dell RC6 IR is actually OEM Philips RC6. There are quite a few new Dell RC6 under listing now.

Yeah I know people have been buying them and they work fine with the logitechs, but I haven't really seen any talk about sleep/waking from sleep and if it works.

If it does work it would be a great idea to mention it in the first post, it's a good thing to know for HTPCs. I'm not sure if all RC6 remotes do it, or only certain brands or whatever.
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Sheezwack Wrote:Could someone confirm will a Harmony + HP IR + Windows 7 allow you to wake from sleep?

My current IR doesn't seem to wake from sleep.

try this - http://www.degroeneknop.nl/forum/index.p...9.105.html
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bry- Wrote:try this - http://www.degroeneknop.nl/forum/index.p...9.105.html

Thanks, I tried it before but that was a later version. It fixed one issue I had with the remote not working after wake, however it still doesn't let me wake with the remote.

It's probably just the reciever, it's an old Dvico fusion remote.

Does anyone know if the packard bell IR is RC6?
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...K:MEWNX:IT
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bodhi Wrote:Ask questions and I'm sure someone will answer.

Okay - now that I have had some rest.

Here are some issues I have run across - any help is greatly appreciated.
  1. Waking the HTPC from sleep
  2. exiting xbmc and putting the htpc into sleep
  3. Custom button to Jump to a section - jumping to videos/tv/etc. I read a bit about this but was confused.

I believe there are a few additional issues that have slipped my mind for the moment.

Thank you in advance
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bry- Wrote:Okay - now that I have had some rest.

Here are some issues I have run across - any help is greatly appreciated.
  1. Waking the HTPC from sleep
  2. exiting xbmc and putting the htpc into sleep
  3. Custom button to Jump to a section - jumping to videos/tv/etc. I read a bit about this but was confused.

I believe there are a few additional issues that have slipped my mind for the moment.

Thank you in advance

Jumping to a "section" is easy. Each "section" is classed as a window in xbmc. There's a full list of window ID's here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Window_IDs

What I've done is remapped the function keys (F1, F2, etc) to jump to each window. You do that by editing the keymaps. These are some of the keymaps I use:
Code:
<f1>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(MyVideoLibrary,MovieTitles)</f1>
      <f2>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(MyVideoLibrary,TvShowTitles)</f2>
      <f3>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(music)</f3>
      <f4>XBMC.updatelibrary(video)</f4>
      <f5>XBMC.updatelibrary(music)</f5>
      <f6>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(settings)</f6>
      <f7>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(home)</f7>
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smiffy1989 Wrote:Jumping to a "section" is easy. Each "section" is classed as a window in xbmc. There's a full list of window ID's here: http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=Window_IDs

What I've done is remapped the function keys (F1, F2, etc) to jump to each window. You do that by editing the keymaps. These are some of the keymaps I use:
Code:
<f1>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(MyVideoLibrary,MovieTitles)</f1>
      <f2>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(MyVideoLibrary,TvShowTitles)</f2>
      <f3>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(music)</f3>
      <f4>XBMC.updatelibrary(video)</f4>
      <f5>XBMC.updatelibrary(music)</f5>
      <f6>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(settings)</f6>
      <f7>XBMC.ReplaceWindow(home)</f7>

Smiffy, thank you for your reply. What do you do to launch XBMC? I currently have F7 mapped to launch XBMC. Also I was a bit confused in the location of which file to edit for these functions. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keymap.xml or in the program folder, I also read about copying some data into another file to prevent your configuration from getting wiped upon an update.
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bry- Wrote:Smiffy, thank you for your reply. What do you do to launch XBMC? I currently have F7 mapped to launch XBMC. Also I was a bit confused in the location of which file to edit for these functions. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keymap.xml or in the program folder, I also read about copying some data into another file to prevent your configuration from getting wiped upon an update.

I use the Win+n keys to start XBMC, as described in this post.

If you redefine the keys using keyboard.xml, place it in the "userdata" area. That way it stays intact when you update XBMC.
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bry- Wrote:Smiffy, thank you for your reply. What do you do to launch XBMC? I currently have F7 mapped to launch XBMC. Also I was a bit confused in the location of which file to edit for these functions. http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Keymap.xml or in the program folder, I also read about copying some data into another file to prevent your configuration from getting wiped upon an update.

I use Windows key + 4 (the location of where I have XBMC pinned to the taskbar in windows 7).

You need to add Media Center SE as a device to be able to send that command IIRC. It also has the double benefit of being able to put focus back on the XBMC window (if you use the machine for stuff other than xbmc as I do).


As for the keymap files I have created my own file: keyboard.xml and put it in:

C:\Users\Luke\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\keymaps

The directory may differ depending on what OS your using though. Also the user will be whatever user your logged in as, not Luke Big Grin
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Hi guys,

On the topic of the HP USB IR reciever, there seem to be two different models floating around.

5188-1667 and 5187-5049

Can anyone confirm which models they have? In ebay one seller lists the first number as RC6, but I'm not sure what the difference is with the second model number.

Does anyone have a HP 5187-5049 working with a logitech remote and waking from S3 sleep?
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Mine is a 5049, running quite nicely.

E: No info on S3 though, simply not using that since the media center is on 24/7
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Thanks, so 5049 works with harmony remotes.

Anyone else have this model and can confirm it wakes from S3 sleep?
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Sheezwack Wrote:Yeah I know people have been buying them and they work fine with the logitechs, but I haven't really seen any talk about sleep/waking from sleep and if it works.

If it does work it would be a great idea to mention it in the first post, it's a good thing to know for HTPCs. I'm not sure if all RC6 remotes do it, or only certain brands or whatever.

This is the receiver I have.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Microsoft-Media-Cent...230ba3325a

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gateway-IR-Receiver-...564183a60b

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-OVU4003-00...B001EUE2W2

It's OEM OVU4003/00 made by Philips. You can ask this eBay seller to verify this by looking at the back of the receiver.
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Hi

I currently have this setup with a Harmony 555 and it all works great.

One problem though is that each time I change an activity (away from xbmc) then the pc is put to sleep when i would prefer it to stay on because I am using it for other things.

I'm sure it's something simple in my set up i need to tweak! Hope someone can help!

thanks

Win 7 x64!
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