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irClone-MX software - anyone have it?
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Post 16 made on Monday December 18, 2006 at 11:26
Mark Booth
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BBranch,

Unfortunately, some MX-500s have some problems learning commands from certain other remotes. As I recall, the IR codes in some of the newer factory remotes are "advanced" codes and the MX-500 "times out" (or something like that) before the full IR string can be learned. I ran into the same problem when trying to teach my MX-500 some of the commands from my new Pioneer receiver factory remote. VERY annoying.

The solution is to use a third remote as an intermediate remote. I taught my Pionneer receiver's advanced commands to the intermediate remote, and then use the intermediate remote to teach the commands to the MX-500. The intermediate remote "shortens" the longer IR string and that solves the problem for the MX-500.

I experimented with about a half dozen-models to use as the intermediate remote but found that the only one that worked reliably was the One4All model #8811. I found it at Fry's.

One downside... I also found that the 8811 couldn't handle more than a few commands at a time. It's memory is too small. So, first I taught as many commands as I could directly from the Pioneer remote to the MX-500 (not all of the Pioneer commands were "advanced" commands) and then I used the 8811 in between, doing 3 or 4 commands at a time. I would then reset the 8811 (clearing all learned codes) and do 3 or 4 more commands.

There's a thread about this problem right here:

[Link: remotecentral.com]

Mark
Post 17 made on Monday December 18, 2006 at 11:53
Big Tiny
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On December 18, 2006 at 03:33, Ron Garrison said...
irclone took advantage of the "clone" feature on the mx-500.
You can clone one mx-500 to another (via ir), so the
irclone folks (and others) essentially reverse engineered
the ir data stream that was being passed during the cloning
process. They built a box (that connected to the PC via
USB) that could send and receive this ir data stream and
wrote software that could interpret the data. The software
was similar to the current software from URC. It was
really quite slick.

Ron

Thanks for that great explanition Ron !
So the IR clone software needs to have that box and can't do anything without it?
Post 18 made on Tuesday December 19, 2006 at 10:42
jwrandall
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If that software is still available I would like the link too.
THANKS
Post 19 made on Tuesday December 19, 2006 at 17:07
Ron Garrison
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On December 18, 2006 at 11:53, Big Tiny said...
Thanks for that great explanition Ron !
So the IR clone software needs to have that box and can't
do anything without it?

Correct.

Ron
Post 20 made on Sunday December 24, 2006 at 20:01
andrewinboulder
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I must say I tried the IR clone and found to work very poorly.

my two cents.
Post 21 made on Sunday December 24, 2006 at 22:51
Dundas
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On December 24, 2006 at 20:01, andrewinboulder said...
I must say I tried the IR clone and found to work very
poorly.

my two cents.

Have to say I could not disagree more. It works flawlessly. I have been using it for several years with my, now, 5 MX500s. Could not be happier and feel no need to “upgrade” to a different remote.
Post 22 made on Wednesday December 27, 2006 at 22:28
Ron Garrison
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On December 24, 2006 at 22:51, Dundas said...
Have to say I could not disagree more. It works flawlessly.
I have been using it for several years with my, now, 5
MX500s. Could not be happier and feel no need to “upgrade”
to a different remote.

I also never had any problems with it. Worked great.

I upgraded to the mx-700 for the greater macro flexibility (plus the thumb / select button was always too hard to use for the wife and kids - My mx-700 is much better).
Post 23 made on Saturday December 30, 2006 at 14:07
gratesounds
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On September 23, 2006 at 04:25, gcoville said...
| For anyone else who comes across this thread in the future,
feel free to contact me for the link. Although the software
was freely downloadable just a few months ago, it is still
a copyrighted work. Therefore, I'm reluctant to post
it publicly. However, I'll be happy to send it to anyone
who asks me via email.

Gilbert

(edited for grammar improvement)

I would appreciate a link to the irclone-mx software.

Thank you very much!
Gene
Post 24 made on Sunday December 31, 2006 at 07:33
mgp
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On September 23, 2006 at 04:25, gcoville said...
I have it. I sent you email containing a link to it.

For anyone else who comes across this thread in the future,
feel free to contact me for the link. Although the software
was freely downloadable just a few months ago, it is still
a copyrighted work. Therefore, I'm reluctant to post
it publicly. However, I'll be happy to send it to anyone
who asks me via email.

Gilbert

(edited for grammar improvement)

Hi Gilbert,

If the offer still stands I would also like a copy of the link to the
IRClone software.

Thanks...

mgp
Post 25 made on Monday January 1, 2007 at 02:32
gcoville
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I have sent email containing a link to the software to: Bill Shenefelt,Ron Maret,jwrandall,gratesounds, and mgp.

You don't need to reply here in the forum.
Post 26 made on Monday January 1, 2007 at 03:12
gcoville
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Hi All,

I have gotten several requests for the IRClone-MX software (about 4 a week) since I started making it available last September. I am happy to do this, and I hope that this is able to extend the life and usefulness of the IRClone-MXs and MX-500/MX-600s that are out there!

However, I would like to dissuade folks from posting in this thread asking for the software or a link to it. Otherwise, we'll end up with a thread that never dies and constantly gets bumped to the top (much like the Xbox 360 thread and a few others).

So, here are my instructions for how to get the software for the IRClone-MX:

0) Do not post in this forum a message like "please send me the link".

1) Determine my email address. You do this by following the "View Profile" link above.

2) Send me email asking for the link to the IRClone-MX software.
If you have spam filtering software, make it so that I can send email back to you. If your spam filtering software requires that I do some sort of two-step process to authenticate myself after I send you email, I won't do it -- you will have to add me to your whitelist before you write to me.

3) I will send email back to you containing a URL to an area on my website.

4) You point your browser to the URL and download the software.

5) Do not post in this forum a message like "please send me the link"

6) If for some reason I have not answered my email for about a week, or email sent to me is bouncing back to you, please try again.

7) If I have not answered your email after about a week, then it might be a good time to post to this thread that you need the software and I haven't come through for you.

Happy New Year!

Gilbert
Post 27 made on Tuesday January 23, 2007 at 16:05
gaglaze
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I would like a copy of IRclone. My email is gaglaze@comcst.net
Post 28 made on Tuesday January 23, 2007 at 16:13
OTAHD
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Have you followed the instructions above?
LET'S GO BUFFALO!!!
Post 29 made on Thursday March 8, 2007 at 18:26
steve_dcd
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Does anyone know if there is an irClone type of product for the MX-650? I know URC has a back up product but it does not allow you to edit the remote configurations. Any help?
Steve
Post 30 made on Saturday April 14, 2007 at 12:37
patrick415
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Thanks for keeping this product alive and useful!
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