[mythtv-users] MyHarmony & FE - alternatives to IR?

Daniel Di Giacomo lists at dadigi.com
Fri Oct 20 19:58:23 UTC 2017

> Am 20.10.2017 um 20:36 schrieb David Engel <david at istwok.net>:
>> On Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 10:05:23PM -0500, Brent Haag wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Tim Draper <veehexx at zoho.com> wrote:
>>> ---- On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:40:20 +0100 David Engel <david at istwok.net>
>>> wrote ----
>>>>> On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 08:59:15AM +0100, Tim Draper wrote:
>>>>> Is there a way to use the myharmony system with a frontend without
>>> using IR?
>>>>> while myharmony does (apparently) have bluetooth, I've been
>>> un-sucessful getting it working with my main FE
>>>>> basically i have IR on my NUC (DN2820FYKH) but it doesn't always turn
>>> on - possibly the dog got in the way at the wrong moment, or the NUC
>>> doesn't see it so things can get out of sync which whats powered on or off.
>>> It's very rare the TV or AVR doesnt turn on and 9/10 seems to be the NUC
>>> with the issue.
>>>>> Myharmony software doesn't seem to be aware of the NUC2820 bluetooth
>>> and i cant find much info on getting them paired.
>>>>> how are you folks connecting to FE's?
>>>> Do you mean with a Harmony hub or with a Harmony remote with
>>>> bluettoth?
>>>> If the former, I have one and it works great.  The trick is you have
>>>> to configure your MythTV PC as a Windows PC in order to get a decent
>>>> offering of keys to map to remote buttons.  If you configure it as a
>>>> generic bluetooth device, you get a pitiful offering of keys.
>>>> If you mean with a Harmony remote that does bluetooth directly, I'm
>>>> not sure how that works.  Look to see if it too offer a choice of a
>>>> Windows PC.
>>>> David
>>>> --
>>>> David Engel
>>>> david at istwok.net
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>> thats got it. not sure what i was searching for before, but bluetooth is
>>> now working and controlling the FE
>>> I've just got to figure out how the 2820NUC handles wake-on-bluetooth now.
>>> and yes, it was the Harmony Hub i'm using.
>>> thanks for the info
>> Is there a way for the Harmony hub to do IP based commands? That would be
>> so much slicker.
> It might, but probably only for very specific products.  The Harmony
> Hubs are pretty good with what they support.  The problem is you're
> totally at their mercy as to what they support.  If you have equipment
> that they don't support, you're out of luck.  I suspect MythTV is too
> much of a niche product that it won't ever get IP or any other direct
> support.
> David
> -- 
> David Engel
> david at istwok.net
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You can have a look at FHEM home automation software: https://fhem.de/commandref.html#harmony
But might be a bit of an overkill for your issue.
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