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Title: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: blackoper on May 18, 2008, 05:55:52 pm
Compare to the Fire.. right now a great deal of around $37 dollars and 2.22 in tax. Free shpping as well.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=178884 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=178884)
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ytuxedo002 on May 18, 2008, 06:17:20 pm
Yup...i bought this on Friday.  $39 including tax and free shipping.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: seth on May 19, 2008, 03:57:05 pm
 ;D

Just bought an additional one myself. Always good to have an extra!!!

Regards,

Seth
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: wombiroller on May 23, 2008, 06:34:37 am
Damn that is cheap compared with anything else I have seen! These appear to be pretty much the same as the Fiire Chief remote (- the "follow me" function and cosmetic differences). Problem is of course - they won't ship outside the US.

What good-samaritan out there wants to ship one to me in Australia? :D
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: radmofo on May 23, 2008, 03:28:29 pm
Thanks for the lead blackoper!!!! Thats less than 1/2 as much as everywhere else on-line....I bought 2
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: xaeinstein on May 26, 2008, 12:25:15 am
Compare to the Fire.. right now a great deal of around $37 dollars and 2.22 in tax. Free shpping as well.

http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=178884 (http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=178884)

Good tip [ THANK YOU!!!!!]

it's a Good deal and CC restocks promptly
Picked up 3 for less the price of a single Fiire chief or commander

I realize the nice feature of Fiire products is the guaranteed that the drivers will work.
But the prices are steep for what you get.
From the Engine (MCE server) to Stations (clients) and even things like cables.

Is there a middle ground anywhere else?

I can put together a configuration myself, but is there a list of equipment that will work? (Im assuming thats what makes Fiire attractive) -- also their stuff is 1080i only -- any advise here?

Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: williammanda on June 17, 2008, 12:22:41 am
I got two of them for $30 each....the priced dropped again. The downside is they won't ship them....store pickup only.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: tschak909 on June 17, 2008, 01:30:16 am
guys...

you do realise that you have to do a ton of configuration to only get some of the buttons to work, right?

-Thom
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ytuxedo002 on June 17, 2008, 01:48:17 am
guys...

you do realise that you have to do a ton of configuration to only get some of the buttons to work, right?

-Thom


I think that's actually a good thing.  1. The obvious, ~$120 cheaper than the Fiire remote and 2.  We learn somthing in the process.  I don't see a down side.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: radmofo on June 17, 2008, 01:52:49 am
To save 120 bucks each. Someone will make a hack for full functionality eventually. 
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: williammanda on June 17, 2008, 02:44:22 pm
guys...

you do realise that you have to do a ton of configuration to only get some of the buttons to work, right?

-Thom


I followed this guide and thought it was complete? Is there more to do? If not, I thought is was pretty easy. Besides playing with the MCE setup is part of the fun.

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Using_the_Gyration_Remote_GYR3101US_%28Non-Fiire_Chief%29
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: seth on June 17, 2008, 03:27:27 pm
 ;)
This link to the wiki is mine, I have just basic functionality working on the remote. I have been playing with kernel patches to try to get the additional buttons to work. And I am getting closer to a permanent fully functional fix. But for now, following the wiki instructions you can get it to work for most everything you need to do in LMCE. Things like follow me, and such will not be implemented as that is firmware specific to the Fiire branded remote. But if you really need that, by all means spend the extra $140. Or be like me, just use the orbiter and switch your media on the fly  :D

I have 2 of these remotes now, and they are all we use anymore.

I will update the wiki as soon as we get the rest of the buttons on the remote to register with LMCE. It is an ongoing battle, but soon we will get it resolved.

Regards,

Seth
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: freymann on June 18, 2008, 03:41:58 am
I have 2 of these remotes now, and they are all we use anymore.

I will update the wiki as soon as we get the rest of the buttons on the remote to register with LMCE. It is an ongoing battle, but soon we will get it resolved.

 Hi Seth.

 Thanks very much for the wiki page. Although I printed out the 5 pages, in reality, all I needed was probably half a page to get the functionality you have worked out. And Thanks for that!

 I bought two as well... found a US dealer on eBay selling a bunch of them. I got two shipped to my door for less than the price of one from any retailer here in Ontario, Canada.

 I haven't rebooted my core or MD where I'm using them, but following your instructions was easy and it works.

 What's the problem with making the left and right gyro mouse clicks work?

 I will be following your posts closely. Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: royw on June 18, 2008, 06:57:27 am
My mouse buttons work fine out of the box (after gyration "connect") and with Seth's mappings.  What I really want is play & pause buttons working for "LinuxMCE DVD" playback.

After playing for a little while with Gyration keyboard, I've concluded that /home/linuxmce/.xine/keymaps are being ignored.   :(

Also did not find any trace of keyboard input in the log files.  :(
I did see DCE responses to the buttons that do work in /var/log/pluto/DCERouter.log.  So there must be something handling keyboard input and generating DCE commands.  I haven't discovered what.

Also did a wiki search looking for and didn't find anything beyond the F6, F7, & F8...

FYI, my wife likes it better than the Gryation mouse as this controller is not as sensitive. :)

Have fun,
Roy
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: tschak909 on June 18, 2008, 09:16:32 am
guys....guys....

we use libxine directly! Xine_Player is NOT xine-ui.

Xine_Player is literally a native DCE player. Please look at the source code. There is no key mapping going on of any kind.

-Thom
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: royw on June 18, 2008, 11:39:09 am
guys....guys....

we use libxine directly! Xine_Player is NOT xine-ui.

Xine_Player is literally a native DCE player. Please look at the source code. There is no key mapping going on of any kind.

-Thom

Thank you Thom!  That helps in narrowing down the search.  Looking in Xine_Player.cpp there is some keyboard handling (up, down, left, right, & return) but then it looks like it doesn't do anything.

But knowing it is Xine_Player and DCE, I played in pluto_admin, My Devices, CORE, the core/hybrid, OnScreen Orbiter, Xine_Player.  I was able to "send command to device" to pause playback using the "Pause Media" command.  The neat feature here is that "send command to device" shows the MessageSend command line:
Code: [Select]
/usr/pluto/bin/MessageSend localhost 0 22 1 39 41 ""

Which shows up nicely in DCERouter.log as:
Code: [Select]
Received Message from 0 (unknown / ) to 22 (Xine Player / Living Room), type 1 id 39 Command:Pause Media, retry none, parameters: <0xa5fe9b90>
          Parameter 41(StreamID):  <0xa5fe9b90>

To find out which device is handling the keyboard, I then went back to tailing the DCERouter.log and pressed one of the keys that works (goto previous chapter) and saw this:
Code: [Select]
Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Living Room) to 10 (Media Plug-in / Living Room), type 1 id 65 Command:Jump Position In Playlist, retry none, parameters: <0x82f8ab90>
          Parameter 5(Value To Assign): -1

which then resends the command to the Xine_Player with a stream id:
Code: [Select]
Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Living Room) to 22 (Xine Player / Living Room), type 1 id 65 Command:Jump Position In Playlist, retry none, parameters: <0xa97f0b90>
         Parameter 5(Value To Assign): -1
         Parameter 41(StreamID): 1001 <0xa97f0b90>

So it's looking like the OnScreen Orbiter needs to be investigated next...

Thank you,
Roy
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: freymann on June 18, 2008, 01:58:26 pm
My mouse buttons work fine out of the box (after gyration "connect") and with Seth's mappings.  What I really want is play & pause buttons working for "LinuxMCE DVD" playback.

 This morning more buttons appear to be working, so I wonder if the machines have downloaded additional software or something.

 Yesterday, if everything was off and I pressed the large green media button to activate the system, nothing would happen. This morning I just tried it, and it worked.

 What I meant by the left and right gyro buttons not working was...

 While watching a video, the left and right gyro buttons don't bring up the menu options. I have to use the Volume Up and Volume Down keys to activate those, and from there, the 3 gyro buttons work as they should.

 There are keys that don't work in various media, but I guess it's an improvement over the MCE Remote + Gyro Mouse. Hopefully just this larger remote will run the system on its own.

 I guess I may need to sit down and go through the various media types and see what keys do and don't work at the moment, and perhaps we can all fiddle from there... unless, as TSChak has pointed out, there are apps we can't tap into through Xmodmap?
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Travis on June 27, 2008, 02:34:50 am
Everyone seems to be able to use the mouse function no problem, and yet I got nothing. From the wiki: "When the device is plugged in, it is identified and configured as a GO Wireless USB device. The "gyration mouse" bit works immediately."

Listed under devices in my web admin page I can see the remote as GO Cordless GC1005M, and when I unplug or plug it in to my computer I get a pop up showing its been detected, but when I move the remote around the mouse does not move. I know the remote is communicating with its usb dongle because when I press "DVD Menu" a green light blinks on the dongle. I have unplugged the mouse and restarted the computer with just the gyro remote plugged in, but still nothing. The onscreen mouse does not move. ???

This is a brand new hybrid system and is also the first time I have used linuxmce. It was installed from the newest offered DVD.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: tschak909 on June 27, 2008, 02:42:11 am
*hmm* nobody reads...

the only gyration remotes that are supported 100% are the gyration mouse, and the Fiire Chief. There still needs to be HID support code written for the Gyration Go Remote.

-Thom
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Travis on June 27, 2008, 02:45:05 am
I realized that, everywhere on the forums said some button functionality like "follow me" is missing. I am ok with that ;)
But I didnt, and cannot, find anywhere someone had a problem using the mouse functionality. Some ideas on how to maybe reset my remote would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: wombiroller on June 27, 2008, 03:20:46 am
This may be a stupid question but are you double tapping the middle button to enable the Gyro?
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Travis on June 27, 2008, 03:56:08 am
I love you.

Never used a gyro remote before, didn't know about the mouse button  :)
Problem solved, and I feel like a fool
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: wombiroller on June 27, 2008, 04:09:33 am
lol - it happens. At least it is working now  :D

Don't forget to map some of the other keys as suggested with the Wiki link listed previously in this thread...

Cheers,
WR
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: aggiemarine07 on July 10, 2008, 05:21:23 am
Is anyone willing to go buy one for me? The nearest Circuit City with this deal is over 150 miles away (on the East Side of houston, TX). I am willing to pay for the shipping. Thanks!
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ladekribs on July 15, 2008, 03:34:27 pm
How about a group buy they do not deliver abroad and I am in scandinavia
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ftblstr2319 on August 03, 2008, 02:05:42 am
Alas my stores around here are out also.  I live near Chicago.  Is there anyone out there that would be so kind as to pick one or two up for me?  Or if you have an extra one (preferably unopened) that you wont be using....

Thanks?

 :'(

Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Monkgs on August 15, 2008, 03:33:56 am
You can buy these directly from Gyration. http://www.gyration.com (http://www.gyration.com)

My question is, has anyone tried using one of the Gyration remotes with a Fiire Chief dongle?
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ytuxedo002 on August 15, 2008, 03:58:04 am
You can buy these directly from Gyration. http://www.gyration.com (http://www.gyration.com)

My question is, has anyone tried using one of the Gyration remotes with a Fiire Chief dongle?

Why would you buy it from them?  It's $99 there and in the $30's at CC.  Doesn't seem right to me.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Monkgs on August 15, 2008, 04:24:43 am
You can buy these directly from Gyration. http://www.gyration.com (http://www.gyration.com)

My question is, has anyone tried using one of the Gyration remotes with a Fiire Chief dongle?

Why would you buy it from them?  It's $99 there and in the $30's at CC.  Doesn't seem right to me.

Well, obviously if you can get it at CC then go there. Lots of people posted saying they can't get it because their local stores are out of stock or do not carry them.
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: ladekribs on August 15, 2008, 08:54:26 am
when I look at the webshop I understand they won´t ship to europe or is this wrong?
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: hari on August 18, 2008, 12:24:49 am
You can buy these directly from Gyration. http://www.gyration.com (http://www.gyration.com)

My question is, has anyone tried using one of the Gyration remotes with a Fiire Chief dongle?
the chief does not work with the gyration dongle..

best regards,
Hari
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: totallymaxed on August 18, 2008, 01:54:44 pm
You can buy these directly from Gyration. http://www.gyration.com (http://www.gyration.com)

My question is, has anyone tried using one of the Gyration remotes with a Fiire Chief dongle?
the chief does not work with the gyration dongle..

best regards,
Hari

We've had no problem using the Fiire/Gyration dongles interchangeably here.

Andrew
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: tschak909 on August 18, 2008, 03:22:37 pm
are you sure about that? the transciever hardware inside is a bit different... (the dongle model #s are also different)

-Thom
Title: Re: Gyration MCE RF Remote on sale at Circuit city $36.96 free shipping
Post by: Monkgs on August 28, 2008, 05:47:48 am
Just to answer this question in more detail. The Fiire Chief will NOT work with a Gyration dongle. However a Gyration remote will work with a Fiire Chief dongle.