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Old 04-11-2007, 06:12 PM
chorscroft chorscroft is offline
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Using a Phillips MCE remote with sage


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Old 04-11-2007, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chorscroft View Post
Hi there,
I recently bought a phillips MCE remote off ebay - listed here
- and hoped to use it with sagetv however when I plug it in and select MCE remote from sage it doesnt work. I press a button and I get a light on the remote and a light on the receiver but none of the buttons work with either sage or windows. I've looked around a bit and it seems I may have to use a program called girder?
Could someone please explain to me how to get this remote working with sage.
Thanks in Advance
Make sure you're using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and make sure the receiver shows up in Device Manager as eHome receiver or something like that. Then reboot and make sure MCE remote is chosen in Sage. It should just work.

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Old 04-12-2007, 01:06 AM
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Have a read of this thread :

specifically, the 2nd post with the link the drivers on

I have the same remote and with those installed it works fine. The only downside was that the power button would shut down the PC, if you don't want this to happen then use Stephane's keymapper to map the button to something else

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:38 AM
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You could also set XP's Power Management options to "Ask Me What To Do" for the Shut Down and Sleep functions.

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