Author Topic: USB-UIRT XBOX360 multiple actions with a single (Fiire Chief) key press  (Read 1214 times)

controllore

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Hello,
Just toying around some more with LMCE and decided to control my XBOX 360 (that I use for HD-DVD playing reasons) as well.
So I bought an USB-UIRT and after some struggling with it simply ignoring the ir codes I threw at it, finally I have "mapped" the HD-DVD remote to a brand new device in LMCE.
Everything's fine, 'till I use the XBOX 360. Every Fiire chief keypress is simply transmitted twice or thrice (or at least this is the result I obtain).
I tried to reprogram a couple of times all the keys on the remote but with the same results.
Anyone else got this behaviour? And maybe solved it?

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I have this problem with changing channels on my sky digibox. The UIRT sends multiple key presses and so never goes to the right channel.

I don't know how to fix this - I did post the problem but no resolving replies!
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controllore

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Hmm, bad news then...
I tried too many times to reproggram it to still consider it a software problem, though.
I begin to believe it could be the placement of the blaster and/or the various nearby surfaces. Some of them could somehow reflect the signal?
In my configuration I have the blaster really near the XBOX, at about 40cm.
Do you have a similar setup? I'll try to move around the dongle/XBOX to see whether it changes something.
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tschak909

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are any of you guys doing what i have told repeatedly, and using a Xantech 286 double emitter?

(no, of course not, we didn't think we needed those!)

-Thom

controllore

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Well, actually no...
So you think it is a problem of uirt reliability?
Sticking a blaster to the ir window of the device I want to control will definitely cut out any possible interference and/or reflection. But I was hoping to get the same result through some trial and error with the usb-uirt placement.

hmm! For a moment I tought I was over with the hardware purchasing...


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tschak909

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the emitter itself is... $14 .... not a big dent on the hardware budget.


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controllore

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Yep, not after hundreds of euros for the whole system.
Anyway the part that bothers me is the shipping time more than the money. Usually I can find these devices only on some internet shop that if I'm lucky is in Europe. In this case, I have to wait from 1 to 2 weeks before getting the package.
If the place they send the item from is USA then... eheh, maybe I could get a solder and some instructions and try to make my own device before the package gets to my door.
Anyway thanks for the info, I'll definitely look in that direction.

Fabio
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