[WINDOWS] HOW-TO use a Logitech Harmony Remote with XBMC - Printable Version
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- bodhi - 2012-01-31 11:04
babca Wrote:bodhi: I meant multiple presses right next to each other, not just "press and hold" which works ok. For example, if I press [Down] 10 times in quick succession the cursor on screen will continue to move down for a second after last press on the remote.
Yes. I can see where the "lag" is :-) Pressing the H 700 arrow keys repeatedly really fast will cause the last few presses to be queued. No wonder I never experience it :-) I never use the remote that way. I usually either press the key at a normal pace, or holding it down to advance quickly. It really does not bother me to know there is a queuing there. IMO, it is expected behavior. it's not lagging, really.
You could change the inter-key interval to make it transmit faster. However, don't change it to 0 (I recall that it does not work).
- babca - 2012-01-31 13:36
Yes I tried everything, Harmony 650 is simply slow in processing button presses.
>>X<< Wrote:have you even tried changing the Inter-Device DelayYou mean interkey ... inter-device delay is different thing (but I'm sure you already know this)
bodhi Wrote:Pressing the H 700 arrow keys repeatedly really fast will cause the last few presses to be queued. No wonder I never experience it :-)Great, I wanted to hear that, thanks. I was asking because every time someone shows up who says his Harmony (300, 700...) is *totally* lag free.
bodhi, could you post here your harmony settings? Like delays, repeats, device you used, your OS.. I'd like to test it on my setup
- Desisuperman - 2012-01-31 19:51
Desisuperman Wrote:Great write up and thanks for the great info.
- bodhi - 2012-02-01 02:12
babca Wrote:Yes I tried everything, Harmony 650 is simply slow in processing button presses.
MCE SE keyboard
Inter-key delay: 100ms
Repeat: don't know
Again, I don't think it is a lag. Smart remotes would have a queuing effect if you press the key too quickly. If a remote does not have queuing, then your press would not count before it finishes sending the signal. It also depends on the type of signal it sends (some are short, some are really long). IMO, if the remote is responsive within its frame (counting the inter-key delays within and the duration of the signals) then there is no lag. If you are happy with the responsiveness of the remote, it's all that matter.
Wish I know the signal duration. It'll take some research, but the info is available, iirc. Once people see the data, it should prove the theory whether it is really lagging, or simply queuing the signals.
- bodhi - 2012-02-01 02:13
Desisuperman Wrote:Anybody.. :confused2:
Is the Xbox part of the your Harmony setup (i.e. there is a XBOX device programmed in the Harmony)?
- Desisuperman - 2012-02-01 02:42
bodhi Wrote:Is the Xbox part of the your Harmony setup (i.e. there is a XBOX device programmed in the Harmony)?
The xbox is listed as a device but not used in any activities. I have a Gateway RC6 WMCE remote that came with my IR. That remote will turn on the xbox on/off as well when i use it with my XBMC PC
The Harmony one learned the powertoggle command from the WMCE remote.
- Desisuperman - 2012-02-01 02:54
i removed it as a device and still no luck
- bodhi - 2012-02-01 04:36
Desisuperman Wrote:i removed it as a device and still no luck
Have you tried switching to MCE SE keyboard device?
- Desisuperman - 2012-02-01 17:09
bodhi Wrote:Have you tried switching to MCE SE keyboard device?
no i have not.. I will try that and see if that works
- Mandrix - 2012-02-03 01:50
Mandrix Wrote:Hi folks,
I just wanted to verify that this does show up as a ehome receiver in Win 7, in case anyone decides to buy one off ebay.
- johnmerrick - 2012-02-03 11:32
Is there a list anywhere that shows what the different key combinations with the Windows Media Center SE do within XBMC?
I have programmed my harmony to start and stop (win+1 and ALT+F4 etc) but is there any other useful things the other combo's do?
Also, I seem to be struggling with the 'skip' buttons on my harmony. I have tried the '.' and 'comma' but they don't work for everything. What device is best for these?
edit: found them: http://forums.logitech.com/t5/Harmony-Remotes-Programming/Expanded-control-for-Windows-Media-Center-now-available-in-our/m-p/374844#M37810
- cd492 - 2012-02-03 15:10
Just wanted to say thanks for this really helpful guide!
- bodhi - 2012-02-03 21:57
johnmerrick Wrote:Is there a list anywhere that shows what the different key combinations with the Windows Media Center SE do within XBMC?
Several useful keys in MCE SE: Win+Up, Win+Down, Control-Esc,... when you are inside XBMC and wants to take a peek of the desktop. Other than that, they can be programmed to certain commands or actions in XBMC keyboard.xml. For example, I define Control-W as "Switch Profile", so on.... So they are in the LCD pages as soft buttons.
- idioteque87 - 2012-02-08 23:47
With my eharmony remote, whenever i seem to press a key, it repeats that key over and over (like ithe key is being held down) and the only way to stop it is to power the remote off.
Has anyone else seen this?
Any idea how to fix it?
- J30EF - 2012-02-18 17:32
can anyone help me please
I have a htpc setup and i am using XMBC
when i turn the sound up with my harmony one whilst watching a film, the volume down button makes the film skip to the start and the volume up button makes the film fast forward, very annoying