[mythtv-users] Can RS 15-2116 remote emulate MCE remote?
joevph at yahoo.com
Mon May 7 15:36:03 UTC 2007
> On 5/6/07, Mike Jasper <e394td at comcast.net> wrote:
>> I am using the mce usb IR receiver with mythtv. It works great with the
>> mce remote (I have this one:
>> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Image:MCE-Remote-2-alt.jpg ) and
>> the lirc_mceusb2 module.
> Okay I think I can handle this one... I've got both MCE receivers -
> USB and direct-to-card...
>> I want to program my Radio Shack 15-2116 remote to emulate the mce
>> remote. I couldn't find a 4-digit device code for the mce remote, so I
>> put the 15-2116 in learning mode and started teaching it. But after
>> about 15 keys it says "MEM FULL" - I can't program all the keys. This
>> is the case even if I clear the 2116 back to factory defaults and start
> And I've got a Radio Shack 15-2146 remote - it's the one with the
>> Is there a device code for the Microsoft MCE 1039 remote that I can
>> enter into my 15-2116? If not, is there another way to program the
>> 15-2116 to emulate the mce remote?
> IMHO, you're going about it the wrong way - instead of teaching the
> remote to be like the MCE remote, teach the receiver (via LIRC) to
> understand the Radio Shack remote. This way, you'll have a saved
> config that you can backup. Since you would have had to teach the
> LIRC how to understand the MCE remote, you can have a separate config
> for the RS remote instead...
>From what I can tell (though I may be wrong), the MCE receiver will only
receive the codes it's expecting from the remote that is bundled with it.
I believe that this is some RC-6 protocol.
Your (Mike's) best bet would be to get a JP1 cable and load the MCE
upgrade to the remote. You can use the tools to create your own custom
keymap, using the MCE codes. Using JP1, you can make a complete backup of
the remote control that can be restored if something goes wrong (or, if
you get another 15-2116, it provides an easy way to clone them).
Unfortunately, trying to "learn" remotes into a learning remote is a
painful process that often results in running out of memory on the
learning remote. JP1 will help you out with that too. :) (The software
is intelligent enough to recognize the protocol and help you build an
upgrade that consumes far less memory.)
LIRC, by the way, has complete knowledge of the MCE receiver, and there is
a sample button map file. I have gotten a URC-8910 to work in the way I
described above (by uploading an upgrade), and I currently use an Atlas
DVR remote via JP1.2 by doing keymaps (since it supports the MCE protocol,
I don't need the upgrade).
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