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Danny Rego
2005-03-09, 21:25
Anyone out there have the Harmony 688 remote, and have it programmed to use the JVC remote codes? If so...how did you do it? (I know I can add a JVC DVD player....but that doesn't seem right, even though it appears to work)

Danny Rego

Stewart Loving-Gibbard
2005-03-09, 21:35
Danny Rego wrote:
> Anyone out there have the Harmony 688 remote, and have it programmed to
> use the JVC remote codes? If so...how did you do it? (I know I can add
> a JVC DVD player....but that doesn't seem right, even though it appears
> to work)

Danny:

I just bought a Harmony 676. I had to teach the
Harmony nearly all the functions of the Slim Devices
remote -- a few worked with their online defaults,
but most did not. Try to dig through their somewhat
awkward but in the end powerful web interface until
you find the part about teaching the remote.

If you don't figure it out in 3 minutes or less,
call Harmony's technical support. They answer right
away, are open til 10PM, and seem to be a bunch of
bright and friendly Canadians. I called them twice in
the space of a few hours, and they were great -- it was
a pleasure to be dumb for a change.

Stew

John L Fjellstad
2005-03-10, 01:00
On Wed, Mar 09, 2005 at 11:25:10PM -0500, Danny Rego wrote:
> Anyone out there have the Harmony 688 remote, and have it programmed to
> use the JVC remote codes? If so...how did you do it? (I know I can add a
> JVC DVD player....but that doesn't seem right, even though it appears to
> work)

I have a Harmony 688 remote.

Why would you have it programmed to use the JVC remote codes? The
Harmony recognizes the Squeezebox codes (yeah, surprised me too).
Just choose the digital music option on the website, and the model
would be squeezebox.

--
John L. Fjellstad
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/ Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

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Danny Rego
2005-03-10, 05:32
I know how to set it up to work with the squeezebox's default remote...no
problem, but that remote lacks certain specific buttons, like stop ff, and
rew. By using a JVC DVD remote, you can get specific buttons for specific
functions, so now I'm trying to setup my remote for a Squeezebox using the
JVC DVD codes (for more functionality). That's the tricky part. (I can add
a JVC DVD player device, but I want to add a squeezebox device, and tell it
to use the alternate remote codes)

Also...can someone tell me how to go about possibly making up a new IR file
for another remote? or are we somehow limited to JVC DVD or the original
remote.

(I'm actually surprised the same crappy remote is shipping with SB2)

Danny Rego


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stewart Loving-Gibbard" <sloving-gibbard (AT) uswest (DOT) net>
To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 11:35 PM
Subject: [slim] Harmony 688 & Squeezebox


> Danny Rego wrote:
>> Anyone out there have the Harmony 688 remote, and have it programmed to
>> use the JVC remote codes? If so...how did you do it? (I know I can add
>> a JVC DVD player....but that doesn't seem right, even though it appears
>> to work)
>
> Danny:
>
> I just bought a Harmony 676. I had to teach the
> Harmony nearly all the functions of the Slim Devices
> remote -- a few worked with their online defaults,
> but most did not. Try to dig through their somewhat
> awkward but in the end powerful web interface until
> you find the part about teaching the remote.
>
> If you don't figure it out in 3 minutes or less,
> call Harmony's technical support. They answer right
> away, are open til 10PM, and seem to be a bunch of
> bright and friendly Canadians. I called them twice in
> the space of a few hours, and they were great -- it was
> a pleasure to be dumb for a change.
>
> Stew
>
>
>

Danny Rego
2005-03-10, 05:37
The JVC DVD remote would have more specialized buttons (like STOP, PAUSE,
FF, REW, TRACK+, TRACK-....each with their own button...not to mention
things like BRIGHTNESS+, BRIGHTNESS- etc...).

Danny Rego


----- Original Message -----
From: "John L Fjellstad" <john-slimlist (AT) fjellstad (DOT) org>
To: <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2005 3:00 AM
Subject: [slim] Harmony 688 & Squeezebox


>

John L Fjellstad
2005-03-10, 12:26
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 07:37:11AM -0500, Danny Rego wrote:
> The JVC DVD remote would have more specialized buttons (like STOP, PAUSE,
> FF, REW, TRACK+, TRACK-....each with their own button...not to mention
> things like BRIGHTNESS+, BRIGHTNESS- etc...).

Read your other email. I'm almost certain the easiest way is to add
another DVD player (JVC), and attach it to the Digital Music button
(renaming the device in the process).

--
John L. Fjellstad
web: http://www.fjellstad.org/ Quis custodiet ipsos custodes

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