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FLIRC USB Dongle for Media Centre / Raspberry Pi / XBMC $17.99

kolaja 27 May 25, 2014 at 03:03 PM in Tech & Electronics (3) More Amazon Deals
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#2
finally under $20, im in at this price.

OP you really should add price and amazon to title/post
$17.99


i really wish they made a flirc device with IR input via 2.5mm/3..5mm jack
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Can anyone tell me what this does?
I have a WMC computer with 2 Ceton echos and 1 HP x280n.
Is this useful for me?
(maybe I should know but sorry).
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Quote from mrdizle View Post :
Can anyone tell me what this does?
I have a WMC computer with 2 Ceton echos and 1 HP x280n.
Is this useful for me?
(maybe I should know but sorry).
this device enables a computer/device that does not have IR support to add the capability via emulating a USB HID device. it can be configured to learn and translate remote codes into keypresses, so it can be compatible with just about anything.

if you already have IR control of your WMC extenders, you dont need this.
if you have a device that does not have IR but supports a USB keyboard, you could use this to send commands to it from any IR remote control.
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Quote from mrdizle View Post :
Can anyone tell me what this does?
I have a WMC computer with 2 Ceton echos and 1 HP x280n.
Is this useful for me?
(maybe I should know but sorry).
Learning ir receiver for a media serving pc
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Thanks repped.
Here's another question.
Let's say I have a Sony TV with a Sony remote.
Can I use this FLIRC connected to my computer and operate it with the Sony remote, thereby only needing one remote for both devices?




Quote from hightop32 View Post :
this device enables a computer/device that does not have IR support to add the capability via emulating a USB HID device. it can be configured to learn and translate remote codes into keypresses, so it can be compatible with just about anything.

if you already have IR control of your WMC extenders, you dont need this.
if you have a device that does not have IR but supports a USB keyboard, you could use this to send commands to it from any IR remote control.
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Quote from mrdizle View Post :
Thanks repped.
Here's another question.
Let's say I have a Sony TV with a Sony remote.
Can I use this FLIRC connected to my computer and operate it with the Sony remote, thereby only needing one remote for both devices?
yes, but the problem with that is that the sony TV is going to keep listening to all the codes too.
advice: get a low end (preferably older model) harmony remote.
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Quote from hightop32 View Post :
yes, but the problem with that is that the sony TV is going to keep listening to all the codes too.
advice: get a low end (preferably older model) harmony remote.
Final question.... Can I use FLIRC to control a Ceton echo and replace the crappy remote it came with.... ?

If I got a harmony, would it communicate with the Echo's IR receiver or do I need to do something else to make it work?
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#9
Nice, definitely in for 1. This was 22.99 earlier and I decided to hold off. I am glad I checked slickdeals Big Grin
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using with ouya, now it has purpose!

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I'm using a generic universal remote!
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Quote from mrdizle View Post :
Final question.... Can I use FLIRC to control a Ceton echo and replace the crappy remote it came with.... ?

If I got a harmony, would it communicate with the Echo's IR receiver or do I need to do something else to make it work?
if the echo can be controlled via usb keyboard, yes. you may want to check the site for compatiblity if you dont have a usb keyboard laying around.

yes the harmony would communicate with the echo ir reciever (and may or may not solve the woes with your existing remote, depends on what the actual problem is).
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#12
Interesting device. I'm using XBMC remote on a tablet for use with a Pi running XBMC. Is there any advantage to this other than being able to use tactile buttons?
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#13
I have one of these and it's awesome, I use it with Plex and I love it! I paid 23 for it so this price is great
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#14
I just ordered my second one a week ago, shipped yesterday. If I ordered today, I would have saved $5 on flirc, $5 extra on shipping and probably still get it faster since it's prime eligible.

At any rate, this is an awesome little device. My first one is using a DirecTV remote attached to a raspberry pi running openelec. My second one is going to be used for a mid range (i3-4330 cpu, gtx750 GPU) htpc/gaming PC/emulation PC.
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Can this be used to Turn On an HTPC? I always have to getup to push the physical power button but i'd love to be able to have it come up from a remote.
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