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Ultimate Geek

# 215100 12-Jun-2017 16:26
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Its' an HP model OVU400102/71.  Bought it from Ebay to use with the Pi about 3 years ago and has just stopped working.


Pi reports at bootup something about the USB port not responding (I forget the actual text).


There's a wee box (receiver?) and the remote itself.  Batteries been replaced. I suspect the receiver has


died. Can I test this anyhow?  If connected to Win 10 PC it just says not recognised.




Any thoughts on where I might get another ?  


Many thanks.

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Master Geek

  # 1798655 12-Jun-2017 17:17
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Do you use it with a Kodi variant (i.e. OpenElec, OSMC or LibreElec)?


Have you considered using CEC via HDMI if your TV supports it?


Then you can just use your TV remote to control it.

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Uber Geek


  # 1798659 12-Jun-2017 17:24
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They cost about $15, just toss it out and buy another.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1798713 12-Jun-2017 17:43
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Thanks. Did you mean buy another remote, or just the receiver -and from ?


This is a particularly good one, not rubbery membrane type so if it could be resurrected so much the better.


We still have the TV remote (Panasonic) that works (CEC ?) but those who use this tell me


the HP one is much better, and the responses/features on the Pi vary with each.

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  # 1798718 12-Jun-2017 17:49
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I got the HP one, it cost about US$12 on ebay from memory, years ago. I use my Harmony remote with that receiver, which is plugged into my Pi2.

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