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Hey everyone, I know this isn't an xbmc forum, but was having some problems with my current install. Was wondering if anyone else here is using the same remote/receiver setup as me. I'm currently using the hp media ir 5188-1667 with a logitech harmony one remote. Ok so everything works, but the remote is very sluggish to respond to my key presses. I've tried almost everything posted over on xbmc forums, but I don't like posting there because everyone seems to say "use the search function etc etc. or not even get a response".

Overall I think I have everything configured correctly, even through the logitech software changing key delays etc, shows no avail. Thanks for the help.
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Which OS are you using?
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Im running xbmc-live as a front end. Its linux/ubuntu i believe
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have you tried changing the key delays in the logitech harmony software?
 
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I see this a lot, so I'm going to ask: What is xbmc? I know of XP Media Center, but are people just using a 'b' instead or is this something different?
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I see this a lot, so I'm going to ask: What is xbmc? I know of XP Media Center, but are people just using a 'b' instead or is this something different?
xbmc is a media player based on python scripts. it's cross platform and will run on any OS or as a stand alone media solution itself. its called xbmc because it was originally made to run on the xbox (xbox media center). it's highly customizable with tons of skins, add-ons, apps and what not. it's also the base for other media center software out there including boxee.

it's stable, it's easy to use, looks great on a tv and it's free.
 
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post #7 of 10
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I've tried changing all the harmony inter-key delays. Tried everything I could possibly think of. Using the latest firmware for my harmony one too. Could it just be interference from my lcd tv's ir receiver?
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post #8 of 10
doubt it could be interference. what are you using for as a receiver and what device is it entered as in the harmony?
 
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post #9 of 10
i know your problem, i have it as well, but i use a MS-Tech reciever.
The reception is also very short (only 2 or 3 meter )
so i think it's a problem with the reciever, maybe you got that as well?
try a different reciever, or try sitting only 1 meter away from the reciever, see if that helps
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post #10 of 10
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I've tried two different hp media ir receivers. One works fine, but has poor distance, the other one has good distance but delayed signal. Its configured as a Media Center Remote, and in lirc, it is configured as Windows Media Transceiver
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