IR devices control

Hi!
I’ve now been using Openhab for well over 6 months and slowly adding more and more devices into it. Next in line are my home entertainment devices. These seem to be the biggest issue since there is no unified way to control them. I already added my Receiver and my TV because they expose a notwork API. But some devices don’t…

I would like to control my Blu-Ray player and my IPTV set top box through openhab. And maybe even better - use some old IR remote to control my openhab setup. That way I could use one remote to turn on/off the lights, and control the playback of my player.

I am looking at different options for adding IR blasters into openhab. I’ve already tried one of them - Using a separate Rapberry Pi W I added some IR LEDs and a receiver and configured LIRC so it connects to my openhab. And this has been working reliably for a long time now. The only downside - setup is very much a hassle. Configuring a new remote with LIRC is very painful and annoying. The upside - does everything that I want.

The other very popular option seems to be the Harmony Hub. It can be found cheaply online and when it comes to controlling devices does pretty much everything that I want. Even more - it supports controlling my Nvidia Shiled through Bluetooth which is something that I really want. I’ve been trying to find a way to control my Shield for a while now. Downside… The harmony software sucks. I own two products from the harmony line already and they are absolutely horrible. So much that I never use them. Also… what is the status with the Harmony Hub these days? I know that they killed the API at one point, but then quickly released a firmware that enabled you to re-enable the API. Is that back in the official firmware now? Also… if I understand this correctly the Hub doesn’t actually enable you to read IR commands?

What are the other solutions? Boradlink makes some cheap IR blasters… but there isn’t an official binding for OH as far as I am aware? Anything else? What do you guys recommend?

Hi

I use a Keene IRAnywhere setup.

1 unit is a transmitter (under my TV) and sends UDP packets to a Receiver in the cupboard, blasting to the various hardware.
So everything behaves as normal with the standard remotes.

However…

The transmitter ALSO sends UDP packets to the UDP binding in openHAB2, for triggering rules etc.

The receiver doesn’t seem to care where the packets come from, so UDP packets can be sent from openHAB2 to control whatever you like.

Hardest part it capturing a clean sample of the IR code, so that OH can respond to it or send it.

For example, here are the codes for a Humax PVR.

Power - K 2422 21FD 118D 01D3 02A4 01D6 026F 01D2 028D 01D3 028D 01D2 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 028A 01EF 026F 01EF 026F 01D3 028A 01D3 02A4 01CB 06E3 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 028D 01D2 02A2 01CF 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D3 06E8 01D2 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D6 2000

Volume Down - K 2422 21FB 118B 01D6 02A2 01CA 028D 01D5 028A 01C8 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02BD 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A4 01AF 02A4 01D6 028A 01D3 02A2 01D9 06C5 01CB 02BD 01CD 0288 01D6 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A7 01D3 029F 01CB 028D 01D5 028A 01D2 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01CA 0700 01D3 06E5 01D5 06E0 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E3 01EF 028A 01CB 06E3 01D5 2000

Volume Up - K 2422 21FD 1188 01D6 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 028D 01C7 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02BD 01D9 026F 01D2 028A 01D6 028A 01C8 02A4 01F1 06C5 01CB 02BF 01CB 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D5 06E5 01D5 06E0 01D9 06E0 01F2 0288 01CB 028A 01D3 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 028D 01EE 026F 01D5 06E0 01D6 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 2000

Info - K 2422 21E6 11A2 01CD 02A2 01DB 0284 01CD 02A2 01D6 02A2 01B1 02A2 01D9 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 0288 01CB 02A2 01D9 0288 01CB 02BD 01CF 0284 01CD 06FA 01CF 02BD 01B1 02A4 01CA 02A2 01CB 06FD 01CD 06FA 01CF 02A2 01D6 028A 01CA 02A2 01CB 02BF 01B1 06FA 01DB 0284 01CD 02A2 01CB 02BD 01DB 06C3 01CD 06FD 01D5 06E3 01D9 06E0 01CB 02BD 01B1 06FD 01D9 2000


Pause - K 2422 2202 1188 01D6 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 02A2 01AF 02A7 01F1 026D 01C8 02A7 01D6 029F 01CB 028D 01D5 02A2 01CB 028A 01D5 06E3 01F2 026D 01D3 028A 01F1 0288 01CA 028D 01EF 06C8 01D5 028D 01D3 028A 01D2 028D 01D3 06E3 01F2 06C5 01D5 028D 01D2 06E5 01D3 028A 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E3 01F1 06C8 01D5 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D5 2000

Play - K 2422 21E3 11A7 01CA 02BD 01CD 02A2 01CB 028D 01EF 0288 01CA 028D 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 028D 01D2 028D 01D3 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CD 028D 01D2 028A 01D6 0288 01D5 02A2 01D6 0288 01CD 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D3 028D 01D2 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 06E3 01D6 2000

Stop - K 2422 2200 1188 01CF 02BD 01AF 02BF 01B1 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A4 01C8 02BF 01B1 02A4 01C8 02A7 01CA 02A4 01CA 02A2 01D9 06E0 01F4 0284 01CB 028A 01CB 02BD 01CB 06E3 01D6 06E3 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D6 0288 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01CB 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01CA 06FD 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D6 028A 01CA 02A2 01D5 06E3 01D9 2000

Record - K 2422 21FF 118B 01D6 0288 01D5 02A2 01CF 02A2 01CB 028A 01D5 0288 01D5 028D 01EE 0272 01D0 028D 01D3 028A 01D3 02A4 01CB 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 06E5 01D2 028A 01D6 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D3 06E5 01D5 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D5 028D 01D3 028A 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

Track Back - K 2422 21E6 11A2 01CD 02A7 01CA 02A2 01CB 02A2 01D6 028A 01CA 02A2 01CF 02A4 01C8 02BD 01CF 0288 01CA 02A4 01D9 0284 01CD 02A4 01D6 0288 01CB 06FA 01D6 028A 01CA 02A4 01CA 02BF 01CD 0288 01CB 06FA 01D9 06E0 01DB 0288 01D5 0288 01CD 06FA 01CD 06FA 01CD 02A4 01CB 06FA 01D9 028A 01CA 02A2 01CB 06FD 01CB 06FA 01CF 02BD 01B1 02A4 01CA 06FD 01D9 2000

Track Forward - K 2422 2237 118B 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D6 028A 01D2 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 028D 01D5 028A 01C8 02A4 01F1 026F 01D2 028D 01D3 02A2 01CD 0288 01F2 06C5 01CB 02A4 01D5 028A 01D6 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D6 06E0 01CB 06FD 01D6 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D5 028D 01D5 02A2 01CA 028D 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01F1 06C5 01D9 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D5 2000

Rewind - K 2422 21FF 1188 01D5 028A 01CB 02A4 01D5 028A 01C8 02BF 01CB 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02BD 01B3 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02BD 01CD 06E3 01CA 02A4 01CB 02A4 01D5 02A2 01AF 06FD 01D9 02A2 01AF 06FD 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A7 01D5 06E0 01D6 06E0 01CD 02BD 01B1 02A4 01CB 06FD 01D6 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D9 0288 01D5 028D 01D3 06E3 01CB 2000

Forward -K 2422 21FF 118B 01CD 02A2 01D9 028A 01C8 02A2 01D9 0288 01D5 028A 01D6 0288 01CB 02A2 01D9 02A2 01CA 028A 01D6 028A 01CA 02A4 01CA 02A2 01D6 06E0 01DB 02A2 01AF 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D6 0288 01D6 0288 01CA 06FD 01CB 02A4 01D6 028A 01D3 06E0 01F4 06C5 01CD 02A4 01CA 06FD 01D5 06E3 01D6 028A 01D2 06E3 01D9 06E3 01D5 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E3 01D6 2000

Search - K 2422 21FF 118B 01D6 0288 01CB 02A7 01D3 028A 01D2 02A4 01CB 028A 01D2 028D 01D5 02A2 01AF 02A7 01D5 028A 01D2 028A 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D6 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 028A 01D2 06E3 01D9 06E0 01F2 06C8 01D3 028D 01D3 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 06E3 01CB 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CA 028D 01D3 028A 01D5 06E3 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 2000

UP - K 2422 21FF 1188 01CD 02A4 01C8 02A7 01D3 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 02A2 01B1 02BD 01CD 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A2 01D6 028A 01CA 02A4 01D6 06E0 01CB 02A4 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01CA 06FD 01D5 02A4 01CD 0288 01D6 028A 01C8 06FD 01CB 02A4 01D6 0288 01D3 02A4 01B1 02A4 01CA 06FD 01D5 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 028A 01D5 06E0 01CB 0700 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

DOWN - K 2422 2200 1188 01D6 028D 01C8 02A4 01D3 028A 01CB 02A4 01D5 028A 01D0 028D 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CA 02A4 01CD 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D6 0288 01D5 028D 01D3 0288 01D5 06E3 01D6 028A 01D3 06E5 01D2 028D 01D5 06E0 01CB 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 028D 01D3 06E3 01D5 028A 01D3 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D6 06E3 01F1 2000

LEFT - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D6 02A2 01CB 028A 01D5 0288 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 0288 01D5 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E3 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A4 01CD 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 06E0 01D9 02A2 01CA 028D 01D3 02A2 01CD 06E0 01D6 02A2 01B1 0700 01D2 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 06E5 01D5 06E3 01D3 06E3 01D6 2000

RIGHT - K 2422 221A 116B 01DB 02A2 01AF 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D6 0288 01CA 02A7 01D3 028A 01C8 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D6 028A 01D2 02A4 01B1 06FD 01CA 02A7 01D3 02A2 01CB 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 028A 01D3 06E3 01D9 0288 01D3 06E3 01D6 028A 01D5 028A 01EE 0272 01D3 06E0 01F2 06C5 01D5 028D 01D5 06E0 01D5 028D 01D5 06E0 01D6 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D6 2000

OK - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 02A4 01CD 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 0288 01D6 028A 01D5 0288 01D6 0288 01D6 02A2 01CB 028A 01D6 028A 01D2 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 06E3 01EF 0272 01D2 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 0288 01D6 028D 01D2 06E3 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CB 028D 01EF 026F 01D3 028A 01D3 06E5 01D2 06E5 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 2000

Guide - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D6 0288 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 028A 01D5 028A 01D2 02A4 01CD 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 06E0 01D6 02A2 01CD 028D 01D2 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 028A 01F1 06C5 01D6 06E3 01CA 02A4 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D2 028D 01EF 0272 01D3 06E3 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 2000

Back - K 2422 21FB 118D 01CA 02A4 01D6 028A 01C8 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D6 0288 01CA 06FD 01D6 028A 01C8 02A4 01CB 02A2 01D9 06E0 01F2 026D 01CB 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A2 01B1 02A7 01D3 06E3 01CA 02BD 01CD 02A2 01CD 06E3 01F1 06C5 01D6 06E0 01D9 06E3 01D6 06E0 01CB 02A4 01D0 06E5 01D9 2000


Close - K 2422 21E4 11A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A7 01D2 028A 01CB 02A4 01CB 02BD 01AF 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 06E0 01D9 0288 01CB 02BD 01CD 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 06E0 01CB 06FD 01D6 02A2 01CD 06E0 01CD 02A4 01D3 028A 01D5 02A2 01B1 06FD 01CB 02A4 01D6 0288 01D5 06E3 01D6 0288 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D9 06E3 01F1 2000

Program UP - K 2422 21FD 118B 01EF 0272 01D2 02A2 01CD 028D 01D2 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A2 01D6 028A 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01D6 0288 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 06E5 01D2 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A2 01CD 028D 01D2 028D 01EC 028A 01CA 06FD 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CD 06E5 01D2 06E5 01D3 06FD 01D3 06CE 01D2 02A4 01CB 06FA 01CB 06FD 01CB 06EA 01CE 2000

Program Down - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D9 02A2 01AF 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CB 02A7 01C8 02BD 01B1 02BD 01B3 02A2 01CB 02A4 01D5 028A 01C8 02A7 01CA 02BD 01B1 02A4 01D6 06E0 01D6 02A2 01B1 02A4 01EF 0288 01B1 06FD 01D6 06E0 01CB 06FD 01CB 06FD 01D5 02A2 01CF 028A 01D0 02A4 01B1 02BF 01CA 028D 01C8 02A4 01D5 028A 01D5 0288 01D3 06E5 01D6 06E0 01D9 06E0 01D6 06E3 01D6 2000

YouView Button - K 2422 21FD 11A2 01CD 028D 01D3 028A 01EE 026F 01D5 028D 01D2 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 028D 01D0 028D 01D3 028D 01D2 06E3 01D5 028A 01D2 028D 01D3 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D2 06E5 01D5 02A2 01D6 0272 01D0 02A4 01CB 028D 01D2 06E3 01D6 028A 01D3 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 2000

Mute - K 2422 21FB 118D 01D3 02A2 01D5 0272 01D2 02A4 01CA 02A4 01CB 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D6 06C8 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A2 01D6 0288 01CB 02A4 01CB 028D 01D3 06E3 01D3 06E5 01D2 02A4 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 06E5 01D2 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D3 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CA 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D2 2000

RED - K 2422 21E3 11A5 01CA 02A4 01D6 0288 01CB 02BD 01CD 028A 01C8 02A4 01D5 02A4 01AF 02BD 01B3 02BD 01AF 02A4 01D6 02A2 01AF 02A4 01D6 0288 01D5 06E3 01CB 02BD 01B1 02BD 01B1 02A4 01D5 0288 01CD 02A4 01CA 06FD 01D5 06E3 01CB 06FA 01D9 028A 01CA 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D5 06E0 01CD 06FD 01CA 02A7 01D3 028A 01D3 0288 01CD 06FD 01D5 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

GREEN - K 2422 21FF 1188 01CD 02A4 01CA 02A4 01D5 02A2 01AF 02BF 01CB 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 02A2 01B1 02BD 01CD 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 0288 01CB 02BD 01CF 06E0 01D9 0288 01D3 028D 01D5 028A 01D2 06E3 01D6 0288 01CB 06FD 01D6 06E0 01D9 06E0 01F2 0288 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 028A 01D3 06E3 01D5 028A 01D3 02A4 01CD 029F 01CD 06E0 01D9 06E0 01D9 06E3 01F1 2000

YELLOW - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 02A2 01B1 02BF 01CA 028D 01D2 028D 01D3 028D 01D0 028A 01EF 0272 01D2 028D 01D3 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 06E3 01CA 02A7 01D3 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 06E0 01D6 028A 01F1 06C5 01D5 06E5 01D3 02A2 01D9 0288 01CD 028A 01D3 06E3 01D3 02A4 01CA 06E5 01D3 02A4 01CD 029F 01CF 06E0 01D6 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D6 2000

BLUE - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 028A 01C8 02A4 01D6 02A2 01AF 02A4 01CB 02BD 01B1 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 028A 01C8 02A4 01D6 0288 01D3 028D 01D5 06E0 01CB 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CD 028A 01CA 02A4 01CA 06FD 01CB 06FA 01D9 06E0 01F4 06C5 01CB 02BD 01CB 028A 01D5 028D 01C8 06FD 01D3 02A4 01CB 028A 01CA 02BF 01CD 0288 01D5 06E0 01D6 06E5 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

Number 01 - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 028A 01D3 02A2 01CF 028A 01D2 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CB 028D 01EC 028A 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 06E0 01F2 0288 01CA 028D 01D3 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 02A2 01D9 026F 01D3 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 02A2 01B1 02A7 01D3 028A 01D3 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

Number 02 - K 2422 21FD 118D 01D3 02A2 01CD 028A 01D2 028A 01D6 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 028A 01D3 02A4 01CB 06E3 01F1 0288 01CB 028D 01D2 028A 01F1 026F 01D3 028A 01D3 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CF 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D5 06E3 01F1 0288 01CD 06E3 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

Number 03 - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CF 028D 01D0 028D 01D3 02A2 01CA 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 028A 01D2 06E8 01D2 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D6 028D 01D0 06E5 01D3 028A 01D5 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D3 06E5 01EF 06C8 01D3 06E8 01D2 06E5 01D3 2000

Number 04 - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 02A2 01CA 028D 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01CA 02BD 01CB 02A4 01CB 028A 01D5 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D3 02A2 01CB 028D 01D5 06E0 01D6 028D 01D0 028A 01D5 028D 01D2 028D 01D2 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 028A 01D5 028D 01D2 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D3 028D 01D2 028A 01D5 06E3 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D5 06E0 01D6 06E5 01EE 2000

Number 05 - K 2422 21FD 118D 01CA 02A4 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01CD 02A2 01B1 02A4 01D5 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 028A 01D2 02A4 01CD 02A2 01CA 06E3 01D9 028A 01D0 028D 01D2 02A4 01B1 06FD 01D6 06E0 01D6 06E3 01D6 028A 01D2 028D 01D5 02A2 01AF 02A4 01D5 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 0288 01D6 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 2000

Number 06 - K 2422 21FF 118B 01D5 02A2 01CA 02A4 01CB 028D 01D2 028D 01D2 028A 01CA 02A7 01D3 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01D2 028D 01D5 028A 01D3 028A 01D5 06E3 01F1 026F 01D2 028D 01D2 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 028A 01D5 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CB 028A 01D6 028A 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E3 01D6 06E0 01D6 06E5 01D3 028A 01D3 06E5 01D3 06E3 01F1 06C8 01D3 06E5 01D5 2000

Number 07 - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D5 02A2 01CA 028D 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01D6 0288 01CB 02A4 01D6 026F 01D2 02A4 01CD 028A 01D2 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 06E0 01D6 028D 01D2 02A2 01CF 029F 01CD 06E3 01D5 028A 01D5 02A2 01CD 06E3 01D5 028A 01D3 02A2 01D9 026F 01D3 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D3 028A 01D3 06E3 01D5 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D6 2000

Numnber 08 - K 2422 21FB 118B 01D6 028A 01C8 02BF 01CD 028A 01C8 02BD 01CD 028D 01D0 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CF 02A2 01CB 02A2 01CD 06E0 01D6 028D 01D2 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 06E3 01D3 02A4 01CA 06E5 01F1 026F 01D2 028D 01D3 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E3 01D5 028D 01D2 06E5 01D3 02A2 01CB 06E5 01D3 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 06E5 01D3 2000

Number 09 - K 2422 21E6 11A2 01D5 028A 01D5 028A 01CA 02BD 01CD 028A 01D2 028A 01D6 028A 01D2 028D 01D5 02A2 01CA 02A4 01CB 02A2 01CB 028A 01CA 02A4 01D5 06E3 01F1 0288 01CD 0288 01D6 0288 01D5 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 028A 01D3 06E3 01D6 028A 01D5 02A2 01CA 02A4 01CA 028D 01D3 028A 01D5 028A 01D5 06E0 01CB 02A7 01EF 06C5 01D5 06E5 01EF 06C8 01D5 06E3 01D6 2000

Number 0 - K 2422 21FD 118B 01D3 028D 01D5 029F 01CD 02A2 01CF 029F 01CD 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 0288 01D6 02A2 01CB 028D 01D3 02A2 01CB 028A 01D3 02A2 01CF 06E3 01D5 02A2 01CA 028D 01D3 02A2 01CD 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D3 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 02A2 01CD 028A 01D3 06E3 01D5 06E5 01D3 028A 01D3 028D 01D2 06E5 01D5 06E3 01D3 06E3 01D6 06E3 01D5 2000

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I have two Harmony Hubs, and they work brilliantly. Sure, the app isn’t great, but I only use it to configure remotes and get firmware updates. So, I don’t consider it a significant factor in daily usability, so long as you buy a Harmony Hub with a remote.

Logitech closed a flaw that third-party developers were using to access the Hub, because they identified it as a security risk. I don’t think they were wrong to do that, because for the vast majority of users it is an unnecessary risk. However, the handled it very poorly. They later re-enabled it as an option, but OH developers have worked out a different solution that you can get in the snapshot binding. You can find more details in the forum.

The Harmony Hub doesn’t have an IR receiver. You use the RF remote it comes with to control the hub, which then sends commands to your various devices via IR and Bluetooth. You can also use the app over WiFi, but I don’t personally do that.

For me, the benefit of Harmony Hubs, OH and Google Assistant is that I rarely need to use a remote. If I start casting to my Chromecasts, OH detects the activity and instructs Harmony Hub to power on. If I stop casting, my TVs turn off after five minutes. I’m not using my Harmony Hubs to control OH. No need to pick up a remote and press a button when I can just ask Google to do turn off the lights.

Well the Keene IRAnywhere solution looks pretty much what I can get with LIRC and a Raspberry Pi. Except way more expensive. Plus from what I see it doesn’t even have wifi. I don’t think I really like that.

I didn’t mean the phone app - I don’t have any experiences with that. Though you have confirmed to me that that one sucks as well :smiley: . Their PC/Mac app is obviously not much better.

What I mean by software is that it relies on those idiotic activities that are horrible to set up and ruin your day. I just want to control 5 devices with a single remote and it is forcing me to do whatever kind of magic it wants despite me not wanting that. I had to jump through hoops only to prevent it from turning my devices on/off when switching activities. It’s just so frustrating.

Really the only reason why I am even considering it is because it supports controlling the Shield via bluetooth.

Well Harmony hub definitely has an IR receiver - according to the logitech website. But seeing how it doesn’t expose that through the API it’s not of much use.

One possible way of controlling OH via Harmony hub seems to be Hue emulation. But I am not sure how good that works - if at all.

I don’t want any voice controlled things in my home. So even on things that support it, I have it disabled. I don’t particularly like touch screens either. I want physical buttons.

I haven’t used the PC app in a long time, so I couldn’t say anything about that. Setting up activities is pretty straightforward in the Android app. It’s a little tricky getting the timings right, but that’s more about the end devices than the hub.

Interesting. What you call “idiotic”, I call “magical”. So yeah, if you don’t like or want to use the activities, then there’s no real point considering the Harmony Hub.

Also interesting. I don’t know what the point of that would be…maybe to work with their IR remotes?

I somewhat agree with you. I’m in favour of touchscreens for scenarios where you’re looking at the screen, but I don’t want a touchscreen remote control or touchscreen controls in my car. I’d have a Blackberry Key2 phone with a physical keyboard if they only had OLED screens. :slight_smile:

I use GlobalCache for IR control of my AV equipment.

Edit: The binding also works with the Zmote.

I’ve looked at GlobalCache devices before. They do pretty much what I want, but they are really mighty expensive.

Zmote has a more attractive price, although it still does pretty much what harmony hub does for a similar price.

No, the point of that is to learn IR codes from remotes that aren’t in their database. It’s been a future of the Harmony series since the beginning.

In the end I just decided to go the LIRC way. That way I can completely customize the receiving and transmitting parts. Sure, it is a bit of a hassle, but at least it works and does everything that I want.
As for the Nvidia Shield - I found a way to control it via adb. So I just need to finish up a simple bash script and I can do whatever I want with it.

i use broadlink and its flawless, all my media center autmations is based on it , also my AIRCON…
the binding recently got some updates by a great guy ! that is keeping cato(original binding dev)
anyway i think it is the most cost effective, its working for me for i think two years

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Awesome! I didn’t know that there was an actual binding for it.
Which device are you using? Does it have an IR receiver that can be used through the binding as well?
(I’ve seen broadlink stuff everywhere, but there is so little information on them out there)

there is no receiver… but i dont really need it…
i use RM2 and RM3 both working great

but just as general rule, IR sucks … i hope my next ,TVs,A/C, AVR and just all will be on LAN :slight_smile:

Thanks for the info. I may get one of the RM3 minis when placing my next order on amazon or something.

And yeah, IR is annoying. Sadly it seems that not all manufacturers want to provide a reasonable and easy to use local API for controlling their devices.

Definitely! IR is annoying! Even more with air conditioner. But it’s still used a lot and we must coexist with that. I’m using too Broadlink with some trick.
Here how I’m using it

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I think my biggest issue with IR is that there is no feedback. Which means that you either just do something when the user presses some button or you assume some state. This for example is what Logitech does with the Harmony series. Sends some commands and assumes that everyone got them (and that everything was in the correct state before). And this is what I find most annoying about the Harmony.

And thanks for the tip with Broadlink devices. It might be useful.

i spent more money on power monitoring devices to monitor the stupid IR devices :smile:

i have something like 3 Sonoff POWs for the TVs and ACs , to know if the device is on or off
and i cannot tell what channel or state they are, i just assume on and off

you can skip it for AC , as you can always send off or on, but my TV don’t have separate on and off so i need to know what is the state

so much mess just to automate the TV, makes you want to go buy a new one…
so i got myself a new Samsung N7100 or something (75 Inch :slight_smile: )
and you would think it will be easy but, when the TV is off you cannot control shit! so back again to the broadlink!!!

I’m using the Xiaomi IR remote.
cost’s 17$ and works like a charm.
You can implement it with the MIIO Binding and this cli programm:


It’s pretty easy to learn and action IR commands.

Just a shot in the dark, but would some kind of CEC HDMI polling something work?

never heard of it, till now :slight_smile:
do you have a working example or guide?

Sorry, it’s not something I’ve played with yet.

Does this help you?

I found this …

https://www.pulse-eight.com/p/104/usb-hdmi-cec-adapter#

But I have no idea what to do with it

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That is actually the direction I took in the end. I bought a One For All Streamer remote ( https://www.oneforall.com/universal-remotes/urc7935-streamer-remote ) - which is a nice compact learning remote. And I configured it to directly control my TV. But the Shield doesn’t have an IR receiver however it does listen to CEC events. So I configured the remote to work in CEC mode (it is a special option in the settings). And I can now control the TV, my AV receiver, Shield and my Blu Ray player - TV and AV receiver directly, the other two via CEC. I will configure some of the remaining buttons to control my Openhab via an IR receiver and LIRC.

But because the TV is one of the devices controllable via network as well I can send key press events from openhab to the TV and those then get transmitted to the devices connected to it via CEC.

Basically for those unfamiliar with HDMI CEC. It is a standard that enables devices connected via HDMI to control one another. That way a TV can turn on when you power on a bluray player or something similar. It also enables you to control your player/AV receiver just with your TV remote for instance. The only issue - implementations of this standard vary a lot. And not all devices always play nicely with others.

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Any Humax devices fall firmly into that category.

As in…

No CEC support at all. (Other than switching the input of my Amp when the Humax gets switched on)

My Denon and Samsung devices behave extremely well together.

IE.

Denon AVR-X Android WiFi remote control app shows 3 keypad options for my Samsung Blu-ray player, but nothing at all for the Humax