[mythtv-users] OffTopic :: Harmony Hub and remotes w/ virtual leyboard

David Engel david at istwok.net
Tue Jan 15 15:24:51 UTC 2019

On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 07:02:57AM -0600, Greg Oliver wrote:
> I have 2 hubs and 3 remotes in this house.  I cannot get the virtual
> keyboard method to work on any of them (One, Ultimate One, and Elite).  The
> phone app works just fine on al hubs.  The other two remotes were actually
> controlling the Shields through IR still (before Logi added the BT support
> for the Shields).  Once I deleted them and added them again, they were BT
> and the virtual keyboard was added, and they work exactly like Logi says
> they should.
> Despite this, when I add a Windows PC using the method posted in another
> thread and assign a remote button, the remote always tells me I need to
> pair every time I press a button assigned to the virtual (Windows PC)
> keyboard.
> I just got off the phone with Logi EU and they have never heard of it and
> say it will not work unless that Windows PC is paired via BT to a actual
> device, otherwise it is useless to have it as a device in the config.  If I
> do that, it will send the keystrokes to the paired device.  Both hubs and
> all 3 remotes behave the exact same way, so I am wondering what is
> different.
> For those who use this method - are you pairing that "Windows PC" (renamed
> to Windows Keyboard) device to anything?

No, I've never had to pair it.

> Logi told me I will every only get the keyboard from the Harmony App on my
> phone and never (currently) make the remote use keys from that keyboard.
> Anyone experiance this and know where I must have steered clear?

Is you Hub firmware up to date?

Other than that, I'm not sure what else to tell you.  I've used this
procedure on 4 hubs, 1 conpanion (remote with the smart home keys) and
3 smart (older, remote without the smart home keys).

David Engel
david at istwok.net

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