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IR code for OTA digital seperator
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:25 AM
On same note, is there an IR code to toggle Closed Captioning?
Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:39 AM
example if your local is 5.1 you would type 00501 to go directly to that channel.
there is no shortcut for CC
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:14 AM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:14 PM
You enter a code for the device you wish to control and the internal database of the remote generates the digital IR pulses that communicate with your device.
If the remote is a learning remote, you can program a key or series of keys to generate pulses that mimic the pulses of the original remote, but no remote that I am aware of requires you to encode each channel, that would be too burdensome for certain users who have many, many channels.
Simply entering the main channel number, such a "5" will take you to the first channel 5 in the programmed channels list on the Dish receiver, for instance I have channel 5.0 (the satellite version of OTA 5.1) locked out so if I push the "5" button it takes me to channel 5.1 after a couple of seconds. To get to 5.2 i need to press the channel up button from there or with my Dish remote I just enter 00502 and that takes me directly to channel 5.2.
Some remotes have a "-" or "." key that you use instead of the zero between the main number and the subchannel number.
The TouchSquid seems to be pretty sophisticated, surely they have a way to accomplish the direct channel entry for Dish Network - if they don't, shame on them and you may have to use the main channel, channel up work-around.
I know when I set up my TiVo IR blaster to control my Dish receiver, there was an option to select whether preceeding zeros were transmitted or stripped from the data sent. Perhaps there is such an option in the setup of the Touch Squid, or maybe TouchSquid needs to fix this omission.
EDIT - Reading through the TouchSquid forums, it seems the problem is that the TouchSquid strips the preceeding zeros from the channel number transmitted and the developer has said they will change the code so the zeros are not stripped with software ver. 2.66.
So... how does it feel to be a Beta Tester? , really for $50 it seems to be a pretty nice universal remote, I might consider getting one, especially with the different profiles available, it can be used in several rooms of the house, just switch profiles when you change rooms.
Edited by Jim5506, 11 January 2013 - 03:07 PM.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:40 PM
Don't feel like a beta tester - it does work well...more like it's version 1.5-2.0 (even though officially it's at 2.67!). It's pretty easy to program, and I'm figuring out different ways to use macros, etc. Closed caption was also a glitch - Dish's fault since no direct access. I've set up macros that turn on and of the CC by diving into the menu. Each one takes about a second to execute. I'm using the Samsung Tab2 - it's got the IR port - so I've got a full Android tablet as well. And, Samsung just released 4.1.1 JellyBean so the tablet is much snappier!
Definitely put this on the consider list.