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659 w/ Chinavasion CVSB-983
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Post 1 made on Saturday May 1, 2010 at 12:48
PitCritter
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I just picked up a Chinavasion CVSB-983 PC remote from Meritline. I figured for $8.00 shipped, I couldn't go wrong.

The remote itself works OK,but I'm having a tough time with my 659.

The unit is listed in the DB, but when I updated my remote with it, I got no response.
MCE
I then went and manually learned all the buttons. The process went smoothly, but still no response.

The original remote works as advertised, but my 659 might as well not exist as rar as the USB IR dongle is concerned.

Maybe I'm on entirely the wrong path. What I want is a cheap way to get Win 7 MCE functionality out of my 659. My plan was to use the dongle, scrap the remote and program the 659 as a Microsoft MCE remote.

I guess you get what you pay for.
Post 2 made on Sunday May 2, 2010 at 18:25
Daniel Tonks
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That's odd. Could you try some of the other generic Microsoft MCE database codes to test?

If you had an issue with buttons only being sensed once, then that's an easy fix... but none at all is strange.
OP | Post 3 made on Sunday May 2, 2010 at 19:28
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Daniel, I have a feeling that the dongle itself is not simply passing the IR signals to the PC. The fact that the unit installs with no additional drivers leads me to believe that there is some type of Flash memory in the dongle that installs the drivers.

I will try some of the other MCE codes.

I also see an HP dongle on eBay for very little that I might try.
Post 4 made on Monday May 3, 2010 at 19:22
Daniel Tonks
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If it's a standard MCE-compliant receiver, drivers are built-in to Windows.
OP | Post 5 made on Tuesday May 11, 2010 at 11:33
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On May 3, 2010 at 19:22, Daniel Tonks said...
If it's a standard MCE-compliant receiver, drivers are built-in to Windows.

Daniel, that's the problem. I have no idea if it's a standard MCE compliant receiver.

Now, how do I find the other generic MCE codes?

When I go into the Logitech Software, I enter Microsoft under "Computer" and then what doI enter as model number? I've already tried Windows Media Center, but no luck.
Post 6 made on Thursday July 15, 2010 at 11:12
harmonyan
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PitCritter, I had the same problem, but I've solved it.
Try this.

Teach the commands from the original remote to your harmony remote.
In the learning area, click on Custom at the bottom of the page and learn all the commands as Raw.

Last edited by harmonyan on July 15, 2010 15:29.


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