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  Reply # 1868880 19-Sep-2017 22:16
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CEC didn't work for me possibly because I go through a HDMI hub etc.

 

So I bought one of these

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Mouse-Remote-Control-Controller-USB-Receiver-IR-Remote-Control-for-Loptop-PC-Computer-Center-Windows/32673019036.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.8C94jL

 

The IR was pretty weak but I just learnt the commands with a Harmony remote and all is well. It does the basic things you want a Kodi setup to do which cursor up/down/left/right, Enter, back etc.  The mouse even works on the original remote but that is not used much in Kodi (or Plex).  Happy with this.





System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


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  Reply # 1868911 20-Sep-2017 07:17
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lchiu7:

 

CEC didn't work for me possibly because I go through a HDMI hub etc.

 

So I bought one of these

 

 

Thanks. Good to know the basic IR receivers work fine with the Pi :)





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  Reply # 1874477 29-Sep-2017 07:55
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timmmay:

I need a small, discrete USB IR receiver for my R.Pi2 running Kodi in my lounge. Is something like this the kind of thing I need? It looks like it receives IR, sends it via USB to the R.Pi, and also re-sends it via IR as a repeater. Seems too cheap...


My son loves to grab this in one I current have in the TV cabinet. I use a Harmony remote so just need the receiver.


 




Just FYI, I have one of those extenders you linked. They only extend the ir signal so you can hide stuff away in a cabinet etc. The USB is only for power so it won’t work on a Pi or similar.

@timmmay Maybe a long shot but would you sell your old HP receiver? I need to get one for my setup.



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  Reply # 1874482 29-Sep-2017 08:03
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Probably wouldn't sell, useful backup. They're cheap on eBay, they just take a few weeks to arrive. Might be on Trademe, will cost more and shipping inside NZ costs more than shipping to NZ.

I have the Flirc but can't work out how to get it working, and haven't had the time to spend on it yet due to a sick baby.




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