ozyshiraz
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Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:48 pm

I have been trying to set up a remote control for my Pi. I am running XBMC and Openelec on two cards but cannot get any remote control (TV remote, Wiimote & Original XBOX DVD remote) or CEC from an LG TV to work. I have read many a forum and followed many instruction but to no avail.

Has anyone definitive instructions to get a remote working??

many thanks in advance
ozyshiraz

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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Isn't it likely that your TV doesn't support CEC after all that testing?

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ozyshiraz
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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:01 pm

Ok I think I have come to the conclusion that the TV is not CEC enabled but there must be a way of using a remote on either openelec/xbma or xbmc.

Thanks

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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:09 pm

Yes there is I believe. You can use a CEC adaptor.

Here's a nice concise page that helps and provides a link to said adaptor. Unfortunately the adaptor is about as much as a Pi, but I do plan to get one soon and test it. My 9 year-old daughter needs her remote functionality!

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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:51 pm

Probably the cheapest way is to attach an IR receiver to your RPi - then configure it to use one of your spare remotes.

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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:43 pm

A good compromise between ease and price is an MCE remote - they're reasonably cheap on eBay and worked out the box for me.

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Re: Definitive answer to Remote Control Please?

Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:53 am

Thanks, Will try the MCE remote and hope it works.

/ozyshiraz

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