Windows Media Center MCE remote in Win 10 in 5 easy steps

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Re: Windows Media Center MCE remote in Win 10 in 5 easy steps

Post by jachin99 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:32 pm

Can I use any LED for this, or do you recommend using the LED from an existing blaster?

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Post by kgschlosser » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:44 am

i posted the specific thing that you should order. it comes pre built with the led on it
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Post by jachin99 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:37 am

I grabbed some of those blasters so Ill keep ya posted on my progress. I'll with up some instructions too. I got EG to turn on my XB1. I used the MCE Vista plugin to learn the code but my blaster has to touch the XBs it seneor for it to work. I haven't forgotten about CEC either but I think we need someone with actual CEC compliant gear to test that plugin. I'll keep an eye on the forums and look for volunteers. Emby also uses CEC so I might point them to your firmware and libcec updates. They might be helpful.

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Post by kgschlosser » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:23 am

The problem with CEC is that there is no such thing as CEC compliant.

The manufacturers use bits and pieces of it as they see fit. and sometimes some of the pieces are vendor specific like the remote control pass through. It really stinks. But this is how the protocol was designed.
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Post by jachin99 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:20 pm

I found a comparison of different CEC implementations here https://kodi.wiki/view/CEC I have an extra sony TV that I can tinker around with for more testing. I also need to learn what all these capabilities really mean.

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Re: Windows Media Center MCE remote in Win 10 in 5 easy steps

Post by jachin99 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:27 pm

blaher wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:49 am
Ah, I see, that's interesting. I have Windows 10, and I also have an ehome device under device manager.

It's an HP infrared sensor, for what it's worth.

https://i.imgur.com/QOFi8aT.png
If you upgraded to windows ten from a prior version, then the ehome architecture will still be there. If you have a fresh install, then they will likely not be there.

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