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Xbox 360s IR control
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Post 1 made on Friday March 18, 2011 at 12:14
fixitnick
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So I have come to reality that sticking an emitter on the newer Xbox 360s is not the best solution. It seems the IR receiver is inside the sync switch. Kinda makes it a pain to push the button with an emitter stuck on it, eh?

Before I take this think apart and attempt to embed the emitter, you guys know of any other solutions? I would assume that somwhere there is a USB IR unit that will work with the new xboxes.

????

BTW, has anyone attempted to to embed one yet?
I keep pointing my remote at the turntable but, it never advances to the next track.
OP | Post 2 made on Friday March 18, 2011 at 12:52
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So, I just got off the phone with Microsoft and they state there is no external IR receiver compatible or available for the new 360 slim.

Now, I know I'm not the first one to run into this problem.
I keep pointing my remote at the turntable but, it never advances to the next track.
Post 3 made on Friday March 18, 2011 at 23:05
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IIRC, I tested a MX880 with the 360 slim and was able to control it via IR. I did not go far enough to build it into the remote and put an emitter on it, but I am pretty sure it at least turned on and off.
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OP | Post 4 made on Friday March 18, 2011 at 23:35
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Yeah, I can control it via IR with about 80% accuracy. Then again that doesn't do alot of good for me because the xbox is racked behind the user.
I keep pointing my remote at the turntable but, it never advances to the next track.
Post 5 made on Friday March 18, 2011 at 23:53
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I have always stuck it on the button (hot glue).

You can control it very accurately but the discrete power codes require sending two unique codes back to back to emulate the toggle bit. Many of the transport and menu controls do not seem to care about the second half of the toggle bit code so in my experience I have only had to use them with power on/off.

Power On T0
0000 0073 0000 001F 0060 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0020 0030 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0010 09AC
Power On T1
0000 0073 0000 0020 0060 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0020 0030 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0020 0010 09AC
Power Off T0
0000 0073 0000 001F 0060 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0020 0030 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0020 09BC
Power Off T1
0000 0073 0000 0020 0060 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0020 0030 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0010 0020 0020 0020 0020 0010 0010 0020 09BC
OP | Post 6 made on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 01:25
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Thanks Tgrugett,

I'm going to have to give this a try in the morning.

Come to think about it; I haven't had any issues at all with the menu controls. It's only the power on/off like you describe. This just might be the fix.
I keep pointing my remote at the turntable but, it never advances to the next track.
Post 7 made on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 20:32
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On March 19, 2011 at 01:25, fixitnick said...
Thanks Tgrugett,

I'm going to have to give this a try in the morning.

Come to think about it; I haven't had any issues at all with the menu controls. It's only the power on/off like you describe. This just might be the fix.

Without the two part toggle bit code you will only get power toggle depending on the quality of the learn. these are clean and tested so they should work accurately. Just make a macro with the IR codes back to back. I have thought about trying to merge the codes into one string to see if I can get it work but since I always embed my power commands as processor sub routines that application has not been a priority.
Post 8 made on Saturday March 19, 2011 at 21:14
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I have noticed a couple things with my XBOX360 and IR control. The power button / IR command will always turn it off when pressed, but only turns it on if you used IR to power it down the last time you turned it off. If you used the controller or a hard button press to shut it down, the only button I can use to power it up is the code from the Media Center button from the white Microsoft supplied remote.

I'm not sure if this has changed with the XBOX360 slim or not.... One other small thing I noticed. After I power it up via IR, the "right" command on the jog control for will not function until you press one of the other directions first.... I can see the code is being sent, so that's an XBOX thing.
Post 9 made on Sunday March 20, 2011 at 02:06
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On March 19, 2011 at 21:14, gwstudios said...
I have noticed a couple things with my XBOX360 and IR control. The power button / IR command will always turn it off when pressed, but only turns it on if you used IR to power it down the last time you turned it off. If you used the controller or a hard button press to shut it down, the only button I can use to power it up is the code from the Media Center button from the white Microsoft supplied remote.

I'm not sure if this has changed with the XBOX360 slim or not.... One other small thing I noticed. After I power it up via IR, the "right" command on the jog control for will not function until you press one of the other directions first.... I can see the code is being sent, so that's an XBOX thing.

The codes I posted may very well solve that. Most learned Xbox codes are junk because most learning systems cannot deal with the toggle bit codes they use.
Post 10 made on Sunday March 20, 2011 at 21:49
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Use an IR blaster stuck to the inside of the cabinet! Old school solution.
You're welcome.
Post 11 made on Sunday March 20, 2011 at 23:04
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 Instead of dealing with the discrete power on command I just send the xbox com and and set repast at something crazy like 20. This turns it on. I never set it to power off because I would hate if I was in a game and it powered down.
OP | Post 12 made on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 20:11
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Ok, I finally did it.  I took it apart and put the emitter inside.  Now its solid as a rock. I would recommend it to anyone having trouble.

I also took some pics and threw together a video.

I keep pointing my remote at the turntable but, it never advances to the next track.
Post 13 made on Tuesday March 22, 2011 at 20:40
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On March 22, 2011 at 20:11, fixitnick said...
Ok, I finally did it.  I took it apart and put the emitter inside.  Now its solid as a rock. I would recommend it to anyone having trouble.

I also took some pics and threw together a video.


Fun video! I love tech support! LOL!!!!!
KRAZYK

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