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Kevin Hawkins
2004-04-21, 16:42
I think I am right in saying that the older SliMP3 remote control
will work on the Squeezebox and that these use a different IR codeset to the
new ones. Given that, you may be able to use one of these older remotes
without it interfering with your other equipment.
Alos IIRR the older IR was more 'standard' than the newer one and
may even be something that a 'One for All' can send as a standard
pre-programmed code. So if you have one of those you could try it. I am sure
someone from SlimDevices can tell you which codes to try.
The ability of the new firmware to receive most standard IR is not
going to help as it is not decoded into 'keypresses' currently and there is
no inbuilt learn ability in the server yet. Perhaps something for the future
though. I would really like to see an IR learn function provided within the
SlimServer for other control uses at some point as it makes the Squeezebox a
great HA appliance.

Kevin


> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf
> Of aynsley (AT) vicandaynsley (DOT) com
> Sent: 21 April 2004 20:34
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] Remote conflicts betw squeezebox and
> my DVD player
>
>
> I have the same problem. My Aiwa VCR shares the same IR
> codes and is in the same corner of the room. I'm guessing
> that now the server receives any IR signals pointed at it,
> there must be a way of getting it to respond to other
> codes. It would be very useful if I could program my
> multi-remote to think the SB is, say a Sony DVD player,
> and get the SB to respond to those codes.
>
> Aynsley
>
>
> Scott Harris <scott (AT) scott-harris (DOT) org> wrote on 21.04.2004,
> 20:32:19:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I have a rather unique (I think) problem. My
> squeezebox sits right
> > on top of my Zenith DVD/VCR combo player. The problem
> is that my
> > Squeezebox remote shares the same IR signals as my DVD
> player. So
> > when I hit the "4" button on the squeezebox remote, for
> instance, the
> > tape ejects on the Zenith VCR. If I hit other squeezebox remote
> > buttons, various events happen on the DVD player.
> >
> > I know I can disable the JVC codes for the squeezebox,
> but can I
> > change the codes for my Squeezebox remote so that it
> will not conflict
> > with the DVD player? (Probably not I'm guessing.)
> >
> > Scott

kdf
2004-04-21, 16:48
Quoting Kevin Hawkins <lists (AT) ukusa (DOT) demon.co.uk>:

> I think I am right in saying that the older SliMP3 remote control
> will work on the Squeezebox and that these use a different IR codeset to the
> new ones. Given that, you may be able to use one of these older remotes
> without it interfering with your other equipment.
> Alos IIRR the older IR was more 'standard' than the newer one and
> may even be something that a 'One for All' can send as a standard
> pre-programmed code. So if you have one of those you could try it. I am sure
> someone from SlimDevices can tell you which codes to try.

The 'older' remotes used the standard JVC DVD codes, so any universal remote
should be able to control the Squeezebox. However, the response to JVC codes
isn't very reliable with firmware prior to v20 or v21. Due to update issues
with WinXP, the server defaults to using v10 for now. I did use the JVC codes
on very early firmware for a while. While it is unreliable, it is workable, and
perhaps preferrable to having your tapes eject mid-record.

> The ability of the new firmware to receive most standard IR is not
> going to help as it is not decoded into 'keypresses' currently and there is
> no inbuilt learn ability in the server yet. Perhaps something for the future
> though. I would really like to see an IR learn function provided within the
> SlimServer for other control uses at some point as it makes the Squeezebox a
> great HA appliance.

With the firmware stuck at v10 by default, the IR capture isn't available
either. At least, for the moment.

-kdf