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Post 16 made on Monday March 1, 2004 at 16:20
hjortskov
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Pablo: You gotta buy the proggy. The jack plug adapter comes with the software license.
Post 17 made on Tuesday March 2, 2004 at 10:56
Don Stratton
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Actually, I think he was refering to the required 2.5mm to 3.5mm stereo headphone adapter necessary to plug the Total Remote transmitter module into a 19xx series iPaq.

Radio Shack, part number 274-373:
[Link: radioshack.com]

This works like a champ on our 1910. Controls our Sony DVD player from over 65 feet away! Of course, as was pointed out, you do need the full retail Total Remote package which includes the audio transmitter module. Otherwise you'd have nothing to adapt. :)

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Post 18 made on Tuesday March 2, 2004 at 16:08
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Nice to hear it should work on a 1910.
So why does the audio gadget do NOTHING on my 3950 nor on my 3970 ?
Only the prop.infrared setting finally works (although not exactly flawlessly, in CCF mode for instance many commands keep repeating so there's the nice effect of my Sony receiver switching on and off until I point the remote away...
With finally I mean using the latest 2.01 version.
Barend
Post 19 made on Wednesday March 3, 2004 at 05:39
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On the iPAQ 5450, and using a ccf file that works ok with TVRemote, I also get the continous IR repeat mentioned above.

The repeat continues even when you Close the program from iTASK. IR access is blocked and TVR can not access the IR again until a soft reset.

I have sent e-mail to support
Neil

Post 20 made on Wednesday March 3, 2004 at 13:52
barend
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Neil,
Please let us know what they suggest; the last reply they sent me last year on the non working eye thing was I should call them (wonder what good that would do that could not be handled in an e mail...).
And very costly too from Holland...
So for now I'll stick to PDAWIN and bend forward over the table to get my Pan.Plasma (which is quite insensitive) to react...
Cheers
Post 21 made on Thursday March 4, 2004 at 13:27
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Hi,

I have bought Total Remote for my HP IPAQ 2210
(not the audio transmitter) as the CIR in the HP should be okay. But unfortunately the CIR-port does not work with the lastest rom-version from HP.COM and the new version from the Total Remote website. The CIR seems to work with Nevo and Tv-remote from PDAWIN.
The total remote works with the normal IrDA - but it has a very limited range.

I have sent the support an email some days ago - but got no reply. Any suggestions?

Best regards

Kim N.
Denmark
Post 22 made on Saturday March 6, 2004 at 06:10
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Good luck,their support team is very unresponsive
Post 23 made on Sunday March 7, 2004 at 08:28
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barend, yes I will let you know if I hear anything, but nothing yet. Thinking of PDAWin, have you had to do lots of hand editing of hex to get learned codes to work with PDAWin ? or have they all worked first time?

Hopefully Don Stratton will get back to us on this forum with some answers, and maybe private e-mails to us so we can e-mail him directly, as he seems more keen on the customer support side of his product than the do his support team. It would be great to see a bit of software that can learn codes and replay them as accurately as Nevo. The hardware seems to work,if only someone can get the software up and running.
Post 24 made on Thursday March 11, 2004 at 14:27
barend
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Most learned commands work fine right away, seems important not to press too long.
So far, only PDAWIN works OK- be warned: PPC 2002 works better than PPC 2003 which seems to address the diodes as plain irda not as cir.
I also borrowed several ccf based commands and a few hex sequences from other members' files.
Will upload my home cinema file one day.
Still trying to brew my own ir booster board (from the German site), Dutch Agilent rep sent me a whole lot of irda transmitters/receivers and power ir transmit diodes to play with, but man are these smt parts tiny to a guy 55 years of age...
Cheers
Barend
Post 25 made on Thursday March 11, 2004 at 15:08
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No doubt you will have also read the thread I started above this one about IrDA and CIR emitters...

Something else I also noticed when I had the camera switched on and was learning codes for it.

If you learn a code into PDAWin with a long press, when you play it back, the IR transmitter continues to radiate permanently until you tap the key (or another) again. A long learned press keeps the IR emitter turned on, till it is accessed again.

I am using 2003 :)


Do you have a 5450? and if so have you had it apart and identified which LED is which? I would like to know the position of them so I can see which one is working with which program.

As I said in the other thread, PDAWin TVR and NEVO both seem to use both LED's, the one closer to the SD slot much brighter than the other . The other (closer to the stylus) is the one used by the iPAQ when communicating with the mobile phone, this is surely the IrDA LED...

With these higher power led's, are you planning to put them in the PDA? or buid a seperate unit?

Neil

Post 26 made on Thursday March 11, 2004 at 16:40
Don Stratton
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Hi kids, sorry for the lack of timely response but I don't have as much time to search these message boards the way I might like to.

Related note: most discussion forums can send you an E-mail to let you know about new posting. Can that be done here?

O.K., TR biz...

CCF mode is obviously going to wear us out for months to come. It is extremely difficult to implement, and it seems like every time we think the bugs are gone users just find new ones to replace them. :) The SERIOUSLY positive upside is that Griffin can afford to develop this forever, and we have more of a long-term commitment to getting CCFs working right than some of our more noteworthy and but dramatically smaller competitors. I _do not_ expect people to wait idly while we screw around for weeks trying to fix all major bugs, but there will come a point in the near future when we can stop alienating new users by giving them twitchy software. ;)

Neil, did you install 2003 and lose your Nevo app? That is what I heard happens; you upgrade a Nevo-equipped iPaq to the newest OS and you irrevocably lose Nevo. If that is true, then it sounds to me like TVRC is trying to use the Nevo software to talk to the CIR LED, and since it isn't there it doesn't work. Despite the fact that some users have reported problems with the 22xx CIR control we implemented a system where you DO NOT need Nevo installed to use the CIR port. It was brutally difficult to do, so maybe the TVRC guy thought it would be easier to use the Nevo software. Kinda cuts him out of the OS-upgrader-pissed-at-losing-Nevo market I am shooting for. :)

FYI to TR users working with CCF mode: if you have a learning problem or cannot seem to transmit a learned command you should try TR's native mode. If you can learn and send a signal in native mode then that proves the problem is with CCF support and not the core sampling and transmission algorithms. It would be REALLY helpful to know that when you submit bug reports.

Oh, teaser: new bugfix version in about a week. Support for "Ozone" and it's wonderous on-the-fly landscape modes about a week after that!
Post 27 made on Thursday March 11, 2004 at 16:42
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Related note: most discussion forums can send you an E-mail to let you know about new posting. Can that be done here?

no
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Post 28 made on Thursday March 18, 2004 at 16:04
Don Stratton
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That is really unfortunate. I do not have time to wildcard-search every forum for "total remote", "don stratton", "griffin", etc. in an ultimately vain attempt at trying to follow up on my postings.
Post 29 made on Thursday March 18, 2004 at 16:30
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I have a general request of anyone who fancies themselves a CCF expert:

Total Remote is capable of learning IR signals and writing them back into a CCF. While this works great for Total Remote it would appear to screw the CCF up for ProntoEdit, which complains that the CCF is corrupt.

Since the CCF format is not publically defined, i.e. we won't get any help from Philips, I was hoping someone with a lot more CCF editing knowledge than me could take a peek and see what the hell we are doing wrong. I will check back here to see if there are any takers, or you can send an E-mail to [email protected] and they can make sure the right person gets the info.

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Griffin Technology
Post 30 made on Thursday March 18, 2004 at 17:22
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Most of the experts say Tonto is a better editor for CCF than any of the Philips editors. I believe there is documentation on the Tonto website.

[Link: giantlaser.com]

This message was edited by Dave Houston on 03/18/04 17:28.
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