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jsl
January 18th, 2012, 11:29 AM
I tried posting this in the "Other Devices" section and didn't get any replies so I thought I'd try it here. After using Girder 3.3 and a USB-UIRT for years, i want to expand the system with a GC WF2IR unit. I've upgraded to Girder 5.1 and am trying to set up the commands for the WF2IR but am having trouble getting them set up right. I would love to just take the ir codes that I've learned using the USB-UIRT and paste them into the new GC commands, but i understand that that doesn't work - at least not without some conversion. If i try to copy the HEX code from RemoteCentral (for example POWER ON) and paste it into a new Send IR CCF command with what I think are the proper Module and Address settings, I can get the LED to light up on the proper output (for example Output 3 configured for a blaster), but the the code isn't executed. If I paste the same HEX code into a USB-UIRT command - it works so I know the code is valid for my TV.

I've also tried learning the code using the IR learner in the GC with the iLearn utility, but I don't know how to format the learned code for pasting into a Send IR GC command. I've tried using the iConvert utility to convert the HEX code to GC code, but again haven't gotten the right way to paste it into the Send IR GC command.

Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks,
John

shaun5
January 18th, 2012, 09:50 PM
The easiest way is convert the HEX codes to CCF (there are a number of threads on remotecentral). The CCF format works fine as long as you have the repeat value in an acceptable range. I use 3 for all commands that don't need to repeat and 10 for commands that actually do need to repeat and send a stop when I do lift my finger before the end of the repeat sequence.

I have found the learning aspect of all my GC devices to be poor at best...

jsl
January 20th, 2012, 12:50 PM
Thanks shaun5, I'll dig into the programs to convert HEX to CCF.

jsl
March 1st, 2012, 08:24 PM
I'm having trouble tracking down anything that seems to properly convert the HEX strings. For example, the Power Off command from RemoteCentral for my Samsung monitor is:
0000 006d 0000 0022 00ac 00ac 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0689

It works with my USB-UIRT so i know its the right HEX string. I can put this command into Girder a couple of ways and get the indicator on the WF2IR to light up but nothing happens so the code must be in the wrong format. Any other suggestions?

Thanks

shaun5
March 1st, 2012, 09:36 PM
What repeat value are you using? Post how you are sending it..

jsl
March 6th, 2012, 04:27 PM
Sorry - wasn't able to get back to this for a while.

I can get the flasher to flash if i use this script:

TV = globalcache.New("192.168.0.23")
if not TV then print("Failed to connect to Global Cache"); return; end
TV:SendIR("0000 006d 0000 0022 00ac 00ac 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0689",5,1,3)

However, the TV doesn't respond, even if I change the repeat value between 1 and 10. If I use the same code in my USB-UIRT, it works fine. I think I need to convert the HEX somehow, but I haven't found anything that makes it work.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

shaun5
March 8th, 2012, 08:40 PM
Your CCF seems compliant. You can try a higher repeat value, a different port on the WF2IR, a different emitter, and maybe a different code.

jsl
March 14th, 2012, 07:20 PM
OK, I think that all of my problems may have been caused by a bad WF2IR. I hooked up an old GC-100 and everything worked. The WF2IR just quit working altogether so a replacement is on its way.

Thanks for the help - if I still have problems with the replacement I'll let you know.