Originally Posted by andyross63
Plus, the RCA is a learning remote. If you couldn't find an exact match in the list, or on the JP1 website, you could grab a few codes, then use IR to find the settings and see if it's available on the JP1 site under another name. It's not unusual for odd names to just be rebadged generic TV's.
Actually I had already planned on being able to brag that I did the learn thing....
However, the Roku 2 XS remote foiled me.
It would be great to be able to leave the Roku remote at home and just bring the RCA Universal remote. The Roku remote probably occupies more suitcase space than that tiny Roku hockey puck itself.
Here's what I tried last week, to try to get my RCA universal remote to control the Roku 2 XS (this is the only model with the Ethernet and USB port):1) Pamphlet that came with the RCA
Pamphlet did not have a code specifically for the Roku 2 XS, but it did have something for just "Roku" under Audio and Video.
Those did not work.2) Jp1 forum Device Lookup Tool
That tool is pretty cool.
Clicked on Brand=ROKU, Type=Any, and Target Remote=RCA RCRp05B
The last one didn't work either.3) Jp1 file downloads
I found a file for
Roku LT by iboston Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:52 am
I opened the file with Notepad, and saw code:
Tried that code via the usual programming way, but that didn't work.4) Then I decided, OK, I'll try the learning thing.
Eventually I realized that the Roku 2 XS remote is NOT infrared. It must be RF or Bluetooth, because I then remembered "pairing" it right after Santa brought it.
What threw me was its spec statement:"Streaming player includes IR. Compatible with various universal remotes"
I saw that on:http://www.roku.com/roku-products#3
In the Roku 2 XS column, when I clicked on "See Specs".
Reading that twice, that means (I think) that the ***player*** can receive IR. Not that the remote sends IR.
To verify, I tried using the Roku remote with the remote under a blanket and pointed opposite the Roku. It still controlled the Roku just fine.
Meanwhile I've been waylayed by a primary laptop drive failure. I use GoodSync to sync files all over the place (NAS, etc) every day so I only lost 4 hrs worth of work. But losing a HD is a complete PITA
. I get the replacement Tuesday.mdavej
, I ordered a
JP1.2/1.3 (FLASH) USB Cable for Universal Remotes
diy gadget dot com
I last did breadboarding with Dad eons ago, so I was tempted to give that a try, but I wanted to have it to experiment with before next trip. (There will be plenty of evenings in hotel room.) At this point I'll be grateful to have a working laptop! Cable just arrived, but I haven't tried it yet. (not that I really know how to "try" it :-).
From their website, I downloaded
Infra Red 803.zip
when I ordered the cable, though I don't remember why I downloaded both...