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Chris Mason
2005-03-14, 05:04
I just programmed the MX-700 for the Squeezebox and several other devices,
it works very well with the exception of the lack of discrete codes. If all
you are doing is replacing remotes device for device it will work great, but
if you want to do any of the automation one generally needs to do to make
the system "One Button", you won't be able to establish the state of the
Squeebox. One trick is to use the play button to turn it on, as that will
turn it on but not off.
In the systems I am responsible for, the power button on the remote's main
page turns on the Projector, the DVD, the Sat. receiver, and the Squeezebox.
If the Squeezebox is on, it turns it off. This is a royal pain but not the
fault of the remote. The developers shoud recognize the needs of the
integrators and have secret discrete codes for the individual functions such
as On and Off.
I recommend the MX-700, it is easy to program and great to use. If anyone
needs the device file I am happy to share it.

Chris Mason

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Marc Sherman
2005-03-14, 09:22
Chris Mason wrote:
> In the systems I am responsible for, the power button on the remote's main
> page turns on the Projector, the DVD, the Sat. receiver, and the Squeezebox.
> If the Squeezebox is on, it turns it off. This is a royal pain but not the
> fault of the remote. The developers shoud recognize the needs of the
> integrators and have secret discrete codes for the individual functions such
> as On and Off.

You're right, it's not the fault of the remote; it's your fault.
Default.map defines discrete power_off and power_on. Feel free to
assign unique IR codes to those functions in your mx700.ir file. You
did create a custom mx700.ir file as part of your "integration", right?

- Marc

Aaron Zinck
2005-03-14, 12:40
"Chris Mason" wrote
> I have no idea what that is. The MX-700 can only learn from IR codes
> transmitted from the remote. I think you must be thinking of a different
> system.

I believe the MX-700 has a port in the side of it for computer programming.
That's probably what Marc's referring to.

Either way, he's right that the squeezebox supports discrete on and off.
You can turn on -d_ir and monitor the IR codes that the squeezebox is
receiving on each keypress (it understands codes from virtually any ir
device, it just ignores any that aren't ascribed functionality in it's .ir
files), then use those codes to create a new .ir file that responds to any
ir codes (not just JVC codes). There are many functions that aren't present
on the squeezebox remote but which are supported (discrete on/off are just
one of those functions). Take a look at the .ir file and the default.map
file, you'll see pretty quickly how it works.

Michael Amster
2005-03-14, 14:27
Chris Mason wrote:

>I just programmed the MX-700 for the Squeezebox and several other devices,
>it works very well with the exception of the lack of discrete codes. If all
>you are doing is replacing remotes device for device it will work great, but
>if you want to do any of the automation one generally needs to do to make
>the system "One Button", you won't be able to establish the state of the
>Squeebox. One trick is to use the play button to turn it on, as that will
>turn it on but not off.
>In the systems I am responsible for, the power button on the remote's main
>page turns on the Projector, the DVD, the Sat. receiver, and the Squeezebox.
>If the Squeezebox is on, it turns it off. This is a royal pain but not the
>fault of the remote. The developers shoud recognize the needs of the
>integrators and have secret discrete codes for the individual functions such
>as On and Off.
>I recommend the MX-700, it is easy to program and great to use. If anyone
>needs the device file I am happy to share it.
>
>Chris Mason
>
>
>
Chris:

I did one of my own and I echo your feelings on the MX-700. I would
love to see what you did since I just did the one for one mapping in
learning mode.

-MA