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  # 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


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.

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  # 1868911 20-Sep-2017 07:17
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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



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


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  # 1874477 29-Sep-2017 07:55
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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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  # 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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