[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use a Logitech Harmony Remote with XBMC - Printable Version
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- Handa - 2010-07-20 22:18
vanOert Wrote:I bought one of these (this is the exact offer I purchased):
Just tried with 6 devices and it is working fine and from the information I can see it works with up to 10 devices.
I ordered from the same guy so that is great news, thank you.
Only bad thing is that the Harmony doesn't work with my amplifier, but doesn't really matter, will just put it at a higher volume and change volume directly on XBMC.
Is there no way to use the power-button on the Harmony button through this program though? Would be nice to bind it to a Autohotkey-script to shutdown XBMC (bind the script to like F12 and then make Harmony-application press F12).
- vanOert - 2010-07-20 22:44
I'll look into the power button issue, should be doable. Edit: I dont like the whole autohotkey thing. Will try to do it without 3rd party software.
What model of amplifier are you using? Try calling logitech support. They are extremely helpful with this kind of stuff and have loads of custom profiles that are not yet in the db.
- Handa - 2010-07-21 07:58
vanOert Wrote:I'll look into the power button issue, should be doable. Edit: I dont like the whole autohotkey thing. Will try to do it without 3rd party software.
Pioneer XC-L77, when I add it it seems to think it's some kind of homecinema with DVD etc. And yeah, I would like to get everything working without autohotkey but I don't think it's possible to make one button restart XBMC without it for example.
Thanks for the tip about Logitech support anyway.
Paid on Jul-20-10
Shipped on Jul-20-10
- sufreak - 2010-07-21 14:47
First things first... VanOert..this is great. I only wish this was up a week ago when I just finished my Harmony setup. I did it slightly differently than you though.
Because I'm running it on Windows, I also have WMC installed. (I'm testing both for WAF).
I used pure keyboard controls for XBMC to avoid conflicts. If you'd like, I'd be happy to post my key mappings. I don't want to stomp on your parade here.
- vanOert - 2010-07-21 15:40
thanks, i really appreciate that. maybe we can work out a keymap together, i planned to add one anyway. just post yours here and i'll check it out. :-)
- onclebob - 2010-07-21 16:44
hi, i have a question about the navigation feeling using you're configuration:
Actually i use an Xbox IR dongle coupled with my hamony and eventghost doing interface with XBMC. It works but bad buttons repeat or false input often happens.
Using the RC-6 dongle does it have a real smooth navigation? (Do you feel the common Harmony lag?)
- Flomaster - 2010-07-21 16:56
onclebob Wrote:hi, i have a question about the navigation feeling using you're configuration:
what common harmony lag do you speak of? I think you just need to manual adjust your delay if you experience "lag" when I press a button I get an INSTANT reaction
- vanOert - 2010-07-21 16:59
I did and do not experience any lack in my configuration.
- Handa - 2010-07-21 18:35
Should work, too bad I can't test. Did you think anything about the Shutdown button vanOert?
Edit: Ops, Exit should be S to bring up the Shutdown-menu and Menu should be C to bring up context-menu.
And what do you guys use the Guide-button for?
Will probably put Autohotkey script that restarts XBMC on Red. Green to switch between XBMC and Kylo and rest I am not sure of yet.
- vanOert - 2010-07-21 18:42
In my config, prev-button is backspace. Careful though, cause this behaviour differs from skin to skin.
Shutdown/Exit is on my to-do-list. ;-)
Also, I thought about setting "channel+" and "channel-" to "page up" and "page down" for faster scrolling. What do you think?