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Now that the site is officially down, do we have any options for updating firmware?
Research underway by the experts over there, but unfortunately not looking promising

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Is there any way to gain access to their hardware codes database?
Not through the XSIGHT, but we can get UEI codes through lower end remotes in their SimpleSet line, learning them, and making JP1 upgrades. That usually isn't necessary however since code are usually available from the manufacturer or OEM remote. The JP1 database is already quite extensive.

Once they start showing up on EBay for cheap prices it is going to be hard for me to resist buying more! I only have 8 left from the China dump a few years back

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Research underway by the experts over there, but unfortunately not looking promising


Not through the XSIGHT, but we can get UEI codes through lower end remotes in their SimpleSet line, learning them, and making JP1 upgrades. That usually isn't necessary however since code are usually available from the manufacturer or OEM remote. The JP1 database is already quite extensive.

Once they start showing up on EBay for cheap prices it is going to be hard for me to resist buying more! I only have 8 left from the China dump a few years back
The JP1 database is unfortunately not very complete. It does not have a single full set of codes for any of my newer hardware. I know that I can use some of the older models from the same manufacturer, but they are always missing a number of functions. I agree with you as it realates to buying more. I love my C3s, but I don't want to buy more if I can't update the firmware. I really hope they can figure this out.
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Have you posted code requests? I seriously doubt there will be an issue finding codes.
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Have you posted code requests? I seriously doubt there will be an issue finding codes.
Yep. Most of the time our codes are far more complete than UEI's because we can get them from any source (service manuals and other documents from the manufacturer, pronto hex, ccfs, lirc, slingbox, brute force searches, etc.). For example, my receiver has over 300 discrete codes, but UEI's database had maybe 40 tops. That's the beauty of JP1. We can add every possible code for any device, even completely undocumented ones.

Besides, we can still mine all the latest codes from UEI via the SimpleSet website and port them straight into Xsight/Nevo.

Ask and ye shall receive.
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Well, ok then. I stand corrected. Perhaps this will be better... I am actually getting close to being fully operational on RMIR and it sounds like I will be able to get some of the codes for the new hardware I will be purchasing. RMIR is actually pretty easy to use once you fully immerse yourself in it. I really love my C3s and I am glad I will be able to continue using them
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Well, ok then. I stand corrected. Perhaps this will be better... I am actually getting close to being fully operational on RMIR and it sounds like I will be able to get some of the codes for the new hardware I will be purchasing. RMIR is actually pretty easy to use once you fully immerse yourself in it. I really love my C3s and I am glad I will be able to continue using them
Great! Will see you over there. I have been in contact with some of the people over there for close to 18 years now - it is a great community - pretty much every request for help gets fulfilled.

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SimpleSet Mining

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Can you tell me where to find out how to get codes from SimpleSet:
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Besides, we can still mine all the latest codes from UEI via the SimpleSet website and port them straight into Xsight/Nevo.
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- Obtain a "settings.bin" file from a simpleset based remote or from hifi-remote.com
- Log into simpleset site and add a device by searching brand/model
- Download updated bin file from site and open in remote master
- Edit each device upgrade and save to an rmdu file (typically this will be around 20 new device codes)
- Open your Xsight/Nevo file, add new device, open saved rmdu file, remap commands as desired

But simply asking us usually gives better results since we already know the similarities between brands/models/codes. The above is kind of a shotgun approach which is rarely needed unless we're looking at an entirely new protocol (rare).
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- Obtain a "settings.bin" file from a simpleset based remote or from hifi-remote.com
- Log into simpleset site and add a device by searching brand/model
- Download updated bin file from site and open in remote master
- Edit each device upgrade and save to an rmdu file (typically this will be around 20 new device codes)
- Open your Xsight/Nevo file, add new device, open saved rmdu file, remap commands as desired

But simply asking us usually gives better results since we already know the similarities between brands/models/codes. The above is kind of a shotgun approach which is rarely needed unless we're looking at an entirely new protocol (rare).
OK, thanks. I've got a C2 that I'm going to try to setup with RMIR pretty soon.

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OK, thanks. I've got a C2 that I'm going to try to setup with RMIR pretty soon.
Sure thing. BTW, I just noticed your signature. We already have upgrades that will work with everything in that list. No need to resort to SimpleSet. I've posted Tivo and Denon devices myself that should work fine. Any Panasonic and Samsung TV codes will work fine. We also have upgrades for just about every known PC IR interface (MCE, Ortek, NEC, cheap ebay dongle protocol, etc.). I've also got some nice Tivo icons in the Icons and Logos section.
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Thanks again mdavej. I'll be checking the jp1 forums for sure. I used jp1 several years ago mainly with a Radio Shack 15-1994 that worked very well. Then I found my way into using URC MX-700s and 850s, which were very cool after I got a hold of the programming software. However, the software IR data can no longer be updated, so I started checking out the jp1 world again. I think the RMIR stand alone applicaiton is very cool, so I grabbed a C2 off ebay because of the USB connection and the graphical screen.

I wish the JP1 programs could be compatible with the URC MX-850s, etc.. Those have a lot of memory.

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Xsight/Nevo has more memory than you'll ever need. My typical setup uses all 18 devices, as many activities and macros plus a hundred or so logos and icons. I'm still nowhere near the memory limit which is a meg or two. The 256 device limit of a URC would be great, but I'll never get anywhere near that in my lifetime. Plus actually using that many devices on one remote would be a logistical nightmare. In any case, UEI remotes have come a long way since the days when they had one or two kB of memory. And they still use a very efficient storage model where each command is typically only one byte. Compare this to possibly hundreds of bytes for a single command in pronto hex or learned format.

Stay tuned in the JP1 forums for some potentially exciting developments on the firmware upgrade front.
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OK, will do.

Thanks for the info.

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I just wanted to encourage anyone who has not used RMIR as of yet to just take the dive. It's worth it. The software really is amazing and it is actually very intuitive once you get used to it. it is really comprehensive and better than EZRC. This is coming from someone who did not want to make the move and was considering just going back to harmony.
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I just wanted to encourage anyone who has not used RMIR as of yet to just take the dive. It's worth it. The software really is amazing and it is actually very intuitive once you get used to it. it is really comprehensive and better than EZRC. This is coming from someone who did not want to make the move and was considering just going back to harmony.
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Thanks for the info. I'm trying to get going with a C2 and RMIR 2.04. This version is different than those in the available guides. I have added three devices but I can't figure out how to do things such as key moves and a VPT.

Would you know of guide or something that describes how to use the new version of RMIR?

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The guides are up to date. They have sections just for Nevo/Xsight specific features.
http://www.hifi-remote.com/wiki/inde...#Xsight.2FNevo

There is no such thing as a keymove on Nevo. You can assign any function from any device to any button when you edit the Buttons on a device. This takes the place of keymoves. I just added this to the FAQ in the wiki when I saw your question.

VPT is described in detail in the guides (See Volume Lock linked above). But the short answer is on the General tab, pick your volume device for VPT in each device mode. On the Activities tab, pick your volume device in the bottom panel for each activity. This selection overrides the General tab while in an activity. This is also briefly mentioned in the FAQ.

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Thanks for the info. I'll take a look at the guides in your link and try to figure out how to move forward. It's confusing because I used to use IR and Keymap Master.

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It's far easier than those were. Just pick settings and commands from lists or drag and drop. No codes excel to deal with, and a single unified program that does it all.
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Please excuse the simplistic questions, but I can't seem to do the most basic functions.
For example in the Getting Started Guide it says
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Assign device icons, button names and volume lock (volume punch through) on the General tab.
But with my rmir file open and the General tab selected, I do not see any way to do the volume lock or button name changes.

Would you mind listing the steps needed to do the volume lock on the General Tab of RMIR 2.04? Also, do you know of a step wise tutorial for 2.04?
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Pick Master vol device, then turn vol lock on/off for others (fig 1)

Pick specific vol device in each activity (fig 2)

Edit device to change specific button names and assign functions from other devices (fig 3)

Pick functions from other devices and rename as desired using Alias field (fig 4)

Rename existing functions (fig 5)
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Thanks Dave, this is just what I need to get on the right track. Part of my problem is the small font in RMIR. On my 24" monitor I have to lean up close to read some of the text of the column headings and cells. Is there a way to increase the global font for a java application?

It looks like an Activity needs to be created for each device, is that true?

Anyway, with your example screens I can read through the guides again and gain a better understanding of the RMIR programming process for a C2. I'll peck away at it a little each day.
Thanks for your patience.

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There's a thread about the font issue in the JP1 forums. I haven't experienced it myself, but I think changing Motifs in RM will work around it.

Activities typically use many devices, so there is no one to one correlation. You can have zero activities if you want, but Activities certainly make the remote a lot easier to use. Just think of them as the things you do most often: watch tv, watch movie, play xbox, watch netflix, whatever. I also have lots of devices that aren't associated with any activities.

At the end of the day, activities are just fancy macros. If you don't want or need macros, don't make activities. But it would be a waste of this remote's capabilities and more complicated to use day to day.
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Calling all Xsight and Nevo users. In order to better support this remote since EZ-RC has shut down, our developers need your help. We're looking for a remote that was programmed using EZ-RC that has never been written to from Remote Master, is running a firmware older than 1.3.32 for Xsight and 1.3.33 for Nevo (Home -> Settings -> -> About) and has at least one activity programmed. Please PM me if you're willing to help and meet the above criteria. Thanks
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Calling all Xsight and Nevo users. In order to better support this remote since EZ-RC has shut down, our developers need your help. We're looking for a remote that was programmed using EZ-RC that has never been written to from Remote Master, is running a firmware older than 1.3.32 for Xsight and 1.3.33 for Nevo (Home -> Settings -> -> About) and has at least one activity programmed. Please PM me if you're willing to help and meet the above criteria. Thanks
I wish I had one of my 4 that I didn't use RMIR on. It's your fault 😃! You were the one who kept encouraging us all to use Remote Master. Seriously, I hope you find one. It sounds like you are close to being able to upgrade firmware.
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