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Topic # 22539 31-May-2008 09:01
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I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to reprogram any of the buttons on a Hauppaugge media centre remote to do anything other than their original commands?

You see, I have my media centre remote which controls....wait for it....Vista Media Centre.  It does everything I want EXCEPT turn my TV on and off.  For that I have the original TV remote, and it is a pain to have a second remote just to turn something on and off.

I've also got this power switch on my Hauppauge remote which puts my HTPC into standby, but I never use that function.  I'd like to use that button to control my TV's on/off state instead.

Is this possible?  The Hauppauge IR receiver has two IR blasters and one is controlling my Sky STB.  Can I somehow reprogram something in Vista to use the other IR Blaster to turn my TV on and off via my Hauppauge remote?

Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 134556 31-May-2008 09:13
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Is this a MCE remote or a Hauppauge one that plugs into the back of the Hauppauge card?

All the MCE ones are learning remotes that allow you to program the TV power button and volume buttons to your TV.



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  Reply # 134559 31-May-2008 09:25
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HI sbiddle,

It is the Hauppauge MCE remote.  It has the IR receiver which plugs into my HTPC via USB, and not directly into the tuner card.

I have read that the Microsoft branded MCE remotes can learn TV on/off commands, but they also have a separate button which says TV.  If you can tell me how to make my Hauppauge remote do this then my WAF would increase!

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  Reply # 134562 31-May-2008 09:48
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Not all the MCE remotes can be programmed.  My one that came with a PVR150 is one of them..  I cant find the info I used to have bookmarked stating which are programmable and which arent. 

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  Reply # 134563 31-May-2008 10:04
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askelon: Not all the MCE remotes can be programmed.  My one that came with a PVR150 is one of them..  I cant find the info I used to have bookmarked stating which are programmable and which arent. 


That would be a Hauppauge MCE remote then and they can't be programmed.  Only the Microsoft ones can control the TV power and volume.






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  Reply # 134564 31-May-2008 10:06
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I was more wondering if there are any add on programs or hacks that would allow this via Vista rather than directly from the remote itself?

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  Reply # 135115 3-Jun-2008 09:38
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try this out

http://www.lmgestion.net/@en-us/4/22/60/article.asp

i believe it directly supports the hauppague remote but if it dosent you can set up a virtual remote to respond to swhat ever remote you want

its not that hard to setup (nothing like girder) and can control an mce blaster or usbuirt to send stuff to your tv amp projector etc.

if it isnt quite what you want the authour is very responsive and is adding features all the time (recently adding remote remoteing ie ir to the pc in the lounge and the blaster attached to the bedroom pc  switches off the kids tvs)



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  Reply # 135159 3-Jun-2008 12:51
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Hmm, that looks promising ekiwi.

I just sent an email to that site and got a reply (from France) within 2-3 minutes.  A second reply has just arrived now!

I'll give it a go and report back my findings just in case others find this software useful.



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  Reply # 135627 5-Jun-2008 10:13
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Hmm, I don't seem to be able to get the remote software working correctly.  I've set up everything but cannot seem to get the software to learn the power command of my TV remote.

I've been communicating with the developer but haven't been able to work it out as of yet.

Has anyone else here been able to successfully use the software?

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