I have determined that different specimens of USB-UIRT devices produce different IR codes from the same remote. Here is what I did to determine this:
(using 0710rc2 throughout)
- Windows MCE remote #1 (from PVR-150)
- USB-UIRT #1
- Windows MCE remote #2 (from PVR-150)
- USB-UIRT #2
I learned the IR codes for the MCE remote on MD#1 both using this method:http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Add_support_for_new_remote_controls
After doing so, both remote #1 and remote #2 worked reliably to control MD #1.
I then used the IR codes learned on MD#1 in the device template for the remote control on MD#2. Both remote #1 and remote #2 very unreliably controlled MD#2.
I re-learned the IR codes on MD#2 and created another device template for the MCE remote and assigned it to MD#2. Both remote #1 and remote #2 controlled MD#2 reliably.Hypothesis
I suspect that some critical characteristics of USB-UIRT devices vary enough from specimen to specimen that IR codes from the same remote will be different for different USB-UIRT specimens.
If this hypothesis is true, then IR codes cannot be reliably shared when using USB-UIRT as a receiver.
Has anyone else noticed this behavior?