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Controlling Slingbox with Harmony One
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Post 1 made on Friday July 1, 2011 at 14:39
BrannonInGermany
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I have my slingbox set up at my home in the US and use it to watch tv while I am living at my apt in Germany.

If possible I would like to be able to control the remote on the Slingplayer using my Harmony One remote.

Has anyone done this or something similar?

Thanks in advance.
Post 2 made on Saturday July 2, 2011 at 14:44
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The Harmony database has an entry for the "Slingbox Pro-HD" device (Mfg=Sling Media) under the Digital Set Top Box category with a note saying: "This device cannot be controlled by any universal remote. There are, however, accessories that can be added to this device that are remote controlled or that can control the device itself. If you wish to control this device with a Harmony remote, and are using one of these accessories, please add the accessory to your account as you would a normal device by entering its manufacturer, device type and model number."
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OP | Post 3 made on Saturday July 2, 2011 at 16:17
BrannonInGermany
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Yes I have seen that notice.

Any idea what accessory can be used with the slingbox pro?

Thanks.
Post 4 made on Sunday July 3, 2011 at 21:38
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No, sorry. Try google.
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OP | Post 5 made on Friday July 8, 2011 at 01:52
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Update!

It is possible to control the remote on screen for your cable company.

After watching slingplayer the other night and hovering over some of the buttons on the on screen remote I noticed most of them had a keyboard key assigned to them for a shortcut.

I added a MCE Keyboard to the Logitech software and was able to get almost all the keystrokes I needed to control the on screen remote with my Harmony One remote.

I am still having trouble with the sequences though. I have Slingplayer assigned to start with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+S and assigned to the play key on the Harmony remote.

The shortcut works fine when using it through a keyboard but when pressing the Play key on the Harmony remote it just highlights different icons on the screen and does nothing else.

I was able to get Windows Media Player to work since I had the remote that came with the computer and simply learned the command for starting Windows Media Player through that.

I believe if I had a IR keyboard then I could have the Harmony One learn the command for starting Slingplayer from there.


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