[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use a Logitech Harmony Remote with XBMC - Printable Version
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- Sheezwack - 2011-01-21 04:00
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?
- vanOert - 2011-01-21 04:16
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
- Sheezwack - 2011-01-21 05:29
Thanks, so 5049 works with harmony remotes.
Anyone else have this model and can confirm it wakes from S3 sleep?
- bodhi - 2011-01-21 07:59
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.
This is the receiver I have.
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.
- johnmerrick - 2011-01-21 10:20
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!
Win 7 x64!
- bodhi - 2011-01-21 11:30
This is because the default behavior for Harmony activity is to turn off unused devices. So when you switch activity, the PC is treated as not used any more, so it was turned off (i.e. put to sleep in this case). To avoid this, in each activity, go to Settings, select Change Options, and then check the button "Leave On" in the setting for "Turn Off Unused Devices".
This setting will result in the behavior that any device once turned ON, will stay ON. When you shutdown the system using the Power Off, all devices that have been ON will be turned OFF at once.
- johnmerrick - 2011-01-21 12:12
thanks for your help that's great.
Is it possible though, just to keep the pc on when exiting?
for example: if i am using xbmc and switch everything off (power off) everything turns off but the pc stays on (used for downloading and streaming in other rooms via ps3 media server etc).
another example: If i switch activity to the ps3 (to use ps3 media server on the same pc, my son prefers this) then the pc is kept on.
I'd like to be able to dictate when the pc is turned on or off whether exiting the activity or powering down.
- bodhi - 2011-01-21 13:08
johnmerrick Wrote:thanks for your help that's great.
Yes, it's possible to keep the PC on all the time. This is done through the power option "my device does not have power button". So the choices are :
- No power button - power on/off is initiated outside Harmony activity sequence.
- Power button - leave on all the time
- Power button - turn off when it's not in use.
There are also other tricks like adding more commands to the device (NOT ACTIVITY) power on/off. But this is getting too complicated to set up.
For your preference, I would set it to "No power button", and leave it on all the time (because you need the PC to be ON outside any activity). Then add the PC power toggle command to be a soft button on the LCD screen (either on the first page or the last page of the XBMC activity). This way you can always turn it on/off (i.e. sleep/wake) whenever needed.
You might also want to add the same PC power toggle command to the first page on the LCD of the PC Device. This is in case you're on another activity (for example PS3) and for some reason you need to turn on/off the PC. Press Devices to navigate to the PC device, press power toggle to turn it on/off, and then press Activity twice to go back to the PS3 activity).
- johnmerrick - 2011-01-21 13:44
many thanks for your help. Much appreciated. will try it all tonight.
Solution to Problems Waking - ormo - 2011-01-22 01:11
I too had issues with the remote not waking the PC from sleep. I had to go to the power settings in Windows 7 and then edit the power profile settings. From here go to the advanced settings then "USB Settings" and disable "USB selective suspend setting".
I don't really know in detail what this does but I guess it somehow kills the USB IR receiver while the computer is asleep. Hope it helps!