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Post 1 made on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 07:43
Budge74
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Hi all,

Just looking for a bit of help.
I've recently purchased a Fire TV, and I love it as a media player, so it's replacing my old Popcorn Hour A110.

I'm using a Pronto 940 and have spent a lot of time and effort getting my AV system controls set up.

I've purchased one of these, to enable me to use IR to control the Fire TV:

[Link: amazon.co.uk]

Once I plugged the receiver in, it functions exactly how I'd expect, and allows me to control the main functions of Kodi.

It uses the same codes as the ORTek VRC-1100 which is recommended for IR use of the Fire TV.

The problems occur when trying to use the codes on my Pronto.

I've tried to learn the codes directly from the rode, and also tried to enter what I believe to be 'clean' Hex codes generated from IrScrutinizer, but the same issue occurs:

All directional commands enter as multiple presses, which make it impossible to select items.

After a bit of Googling, I've found people with the same issue using Harmony remotes, and the advice was to "change the command repeats from 4 (default) to 1".

[Link: forums.plex.tv]

I cant find a similar option using ProntoEdit though.

Is it possible, or is it possible to edit the Hex code to enable something similar?

TIA!
Post 2 made on Saturday April 4, 2015 at 12:01
3FG
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The OrtekMCE IR protocol sends 3 types of frames:  1) a single frame to indicate button down, 2) one or more frames indicating the button is held, and 3) one frame when the button is released.  Pronto Hex isn't capable of expressing this kind of signal, and IrScrutinizer implements OrtekMCE by sending frames 1 and 2, but can't send frame 3.

Try adding the following to IrpProtocols.ini:
[protocol]
name=OrtekMCE_single
irp={38.6k,480}<1,-1|-1,1>([P=0][P=2],4,-1,D:5,P:2,F:6,C:4,-48m)+{C=3+#D+#P+#F}[D:0..31,F:0..63]

Start IrScrutinizer, and select OrtekMCE_single instead of OrtekMCE as the IR protocol.  The generated signal should send frame 1 and then repeat frame 3.  Perhaps this will keep the receiver from repeating the command.

ETA:  You could also try this irp, which should send exactly one type 1 frame and 1 type 3 frame, if the Pronto remote respects the format.

irp={38.6k,480}<1,-1|-1,1>(4,-1,D:5,0:2,F:6,B:4,-48m,4,-1,D:5,2:2,F:6,C:4,-48m){B=3+#D+#F,C=4+#D+#F}[D:0..31,F:0..63]

Last edited by 3FG on April 4, 2015 14:56.
OP | Post 3 made on Monday April 6, 2015 at 07:09
Budge74
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On April 4, 2015 at 12:01, 3FG said...
ETA:  You could also try this irp, which should send exactly one type 1 frame and 1 type 3 frame, if the Pronto remote respects the format.

irp={38.6k,480}<1,-1|-1,1>(4,-1,D:5,0:2,F:6,B:4,-48m,4,-1,D:5,2:2,F:6,C:4,-48m){B=3+#D+#F,C=4+#D+#F}[D:0..31,F:0..63]

Thanks very much, the second set of codes worked a treat.
Much appreciated!


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