[mythtv-users] Setting up a Logitech Harmony Smart Control remote with mythtv

Brent Haag brenthaag at gmail.com
Mon Dec 18 16:43:22 UTC 2017

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 1:52 PM, Tim Draper <veehexx at zoho.com> wrote:

> i've been running the smart control for a few years and it's been
> reasonably good. biggest issue was IR was a touch intermittent with it
> turned the NUC on - sometimes it wouldnt.
> I moved over to BT a month ago and has overall been a better experience.
> Far more reliable, but it IS different than IR in how it works with the nuc.
> first up, bluetooth will only wake the machine up if it's in S3 (and
> probably S4, but i dont use that). IR would wake the nuc up from power-off
> state.
> because of that, you'll need to run a script to set USB devices to allow
> wakeup.
> also, for all my current/historic kit, you'll ned to redetect your
> outputs. Turns out my issues are from an Onkyo AVR of a certain era where
> it wont reliably allow the pc to detect monitor/edid, so the PC either
> needs a restart, or xrandr script to force redetection (which i've never
> got it 100%).
> aside from the S3 resume issues that seem to be my kit than anything else
> bluetooth has been an equivelent functionality experience to IR, if a bit
> easier as i didnt need to mess around with lirc configs.
> It definately feels more responsive, and it has been more reliable and i'd
> definately recommend it over IR.
Interesting thread here...I've always used my HDHomerun that had a built in
IR receiver that can send the commands over UDP to a LIRC client on the
frontend (listening over the network, obviously).

I'll have to look into the Bluetooth option when it dies. :)

Brent Haag
E: brenthaag at gmail.com
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