Universal remote (like Harmony) that supports RF4CE?

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  1. dpeters11

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    Is there a good universal remote out there that supports both IR and RF4CE? Ideally a peanut style but not required.

    I currently have a Harmony 620 and since I have both my HR54 and C61k on the same box, it's a bit of a pain with the C61k in RF mode. Is there a good one that would be able to handle both completely?
     
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    Aren't there multiple IR configurations for the HR54 like there is with other DirecTV boxes? Configure the HR54 and C61 to use different IR settings. That way, you can still use the Harmony, but the HR54 and C61 would be separate devices on the Harmony.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    For some reason I thought they had removed code sets, will have to look. Though I'd done it in the past, I had a very hard time getting it to work and had to contact Harmony, back when they supported it. Unfortunately they didn't tell me how to do it, they just did it on the backend.

    If I went that route I'd probably want the C61k on an alternate code as when I did it with an HR20 and HR22, the box on the alternate code wouldn't accept it until fully booted, during boot it would only accept the primary IR code.
     
  4. RunnerFL

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    They removed the code sets. I have a C61k in the same room as my HR54 and I have a Harmony Elite remote. I just don't put an IR extender near the HR54 and I'm good. Another option is to just put black tape over the eye on the HR54.

    As far as other remotes with RF4CE your only other option at this time would be to program something that has zigbee in it.

    Not exactly pretty but:

    http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/landing/RF4CE/index.htm?INTC=rf4ce&HQS=rc
     
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    So if the Elite doesn't have zigbee, how does it control the hr54 without IR?
     
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    Elite does have Zigbee. Might need hub extender to get it.
     
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    It looks like with the Elite you can specify from where the device commands are sent. Options include Mini Blaster Port 1 and Mini Blaster Port 2 and Hub only. So the Elite is probably using IR for both the C61K and the HR54 (both of which currently will only respond to IR codeset 00001) and sending IR only from the Hub for the HR54 and only from a blaster port for the C61K.

    It's unlikely that the Elite is controlling either of them with RF4CE.
     
  9. RunnerFL

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    It doesn't control the HR54 in my case.
     
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    It does, and it doesn't. It has Zigbee to control things like Philips Hue lights and Nest Thermostats but not for TV, AVR or Set top boxes.
     
  11. RunnerFL

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    Yes, you can specify what units are controlled from which blaster/emitter. And no, neither are controlled via RF4CE. It's "standard" RF from the Elite to the blasters and IR from the blasters to the units.
     
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    So one IR blaster for each receiver? I'd have to see how many more I'd need, TV, AV receiver though being 4k equipment I wouldn't think they'd need IR.
     
  13. RunnerFL

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    When it comes to the C61k and HR54 you'd need 1 blaster for each, yes. However both of those blasters could also send IR for everything else (TV, AVR, etc) without issue.

    The only thing you have to make sure of is if you have "blaster 1" set for C61k and you have "blaster 2" set for your HR54 you have "blaster 1" out of eyesight for the HR54 and you have "blaster 2" out of eyesight of the C61k.
     

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