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post #1 of 50
Thread Starter 
I have tried every search whether here, on google, and Xbox scene and cannot get an answer to my question. I have no knowledge of programming and this could be why I can't get my answer either.
Anyways,
Got an original xbox and want to get it modded. I think I am going to go with xecueter 3. I was told that you cannot navigate through XBMC with the DVD ir remote using the left, right, up, down arrows and that navigation would have to be done using the wireless gaming joystick. Is this true? If not does the dvd remote have the functionality to do this out of the box or is this a mod? If a mod then how or where I can lead the person that is going to mod my box?
Thanks,
Chad
post #2 of 50
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Originally Posted by cnacht View Post

I have tried every search whether here, on google, and Xbox scene and cannot get an answer to my question. I have no knowledge of programming and this could be why I can't get my answer either.
Anyways,
Got an original xbox and want to get it modded. I think I am going to go with xecueter 3. I was told that you cannot navigate through XBMC with the DVD ir remote using the left, right, up, down arrows and that navigation would have to be done using the wireless gaming joystick. Is this true? If not does the dvd remote have the functionality to do this out of the box or is this a mod? If a mod then how or where I can lead the person that is going to mod my box?
Thanks,
Chad

not true. I have had a modded xbox for many years now and use the xbox remote/dongle with xbmc on a daily basis. i modded mine with the xecuter lite about 4yrs ago...
post #3 of 50
cnacht,

PLincoln is absolutely right.

The DVD remote works fine with XBMC.

I have modded my XBOX with the X3IR kit and am able to turn my XBOX ON and OFF with the DVD remote.

The only problem I had with the X3IR kit was the need to shorten the mod chip boot select pulse width from 200ms to 100ms otherwise the DVD remote "select" button would always boot up the MS Dashboard and not my Evox Dashboard.

Regards,
TCIII
post #4 of 50
Thread Starter 
So what your saying is that if I get the DVD remote with IR dongle, I will be able to navigate XBMC with the remote in similar fashion to using the remote to navigate Windows Media Center edition.
If this is true, I cannot wait to get mine set up.
Thanks for making my day.
Chad
post #5 of 50
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Originally Posted by cnacht View Post

So what your saying is that if I get the DVD remote with IR dongle, I will be able to navigate XBMC with the remote in similar fashion to using the remote to navigate Windows Media Center edition.
If this is true, I cannot wait to get mine set up.
Thanks for making my day.
Chad

yes
post #6 of 50
Thomas,
How difficult was the X3IR kit to install? I bought my Xbox pre-modded and love it but the only thing that's missing for me is that ability to turn it on/off from the comfy confines of the couch.

The mod doesn't happen to support discrete on/off does it?
post #7 of 50
The easy version of the kit is very easy. No soldering required. It does have discrete codes, and if you get v2 and the programming cable, you can customize the codes.
post #8 of 50
mebby,

The X3IR version is not easy to install.

It requires soldering to the under side of the motherboard.

Also, it is really designed to be mounted in the X3 custom front panel.

One draw back is that the OFF command is messed up. It should require pushing the "0" button four times, but does it with one push!

Regards,
TCIII
post #9 of 50
Derek,
Can you point me in the right direction for the easy version? I searched on Google but came up with nothing...
post #10 of 50
I agree that hitting 0 once is unacceptable. I wrote to the XIR people (person) and he said that the new XIR v2 (which is in beta, but available to order) will support programming so that you can pick any combination to turn it off. I ordered the easy version, but it doesn't ship until tomorrow.

Here is the URL for the one I got (easy version):
http://www.xir.us/xirbeta.asp

Other than that, I just got my Xbox with the Xecuter X3 working great. I am using the Harmony 880 remote. I am as happy as a pig in....well, you know.

-Clay
post #11 of 50
I'm using the Harmony 880 as well and it works great with XBMC once you get it set up. I'll try the XIR product and hopefully I'll be good to go from here on out.
post #12 of 50
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Originally Posted by mebby View Post

I'm using the Harmony 880 as well and it works great with XBMC once you get it set up. I'll try the XIR product and hopefully I'll be good to go from here on out.

I have been trying to get a good setup for the XBMC and the Harmony 880. What device profile did you start with? Do you know if there is a way to "share" your 880 profile for the XBMC device?
post #13 of 50
I just used Microsoft XBox. I think it labels it as Game Console (with DVD).

I don't know a way to share 880 profiles. Sorry.
post #14 of 50
I did the same as claydough2K. For whatever reason it didn't have any of the buttons mapped so I had to manually add each button. It only took a few minutes. Works great now.
post #15 of 50
Extactly...the buttons weren't mapped on mine so I had to select all of the buttons via the pulldowns. Weird.
post #16 of 50
I was looking through the keymap.xml file and I think I saw where you can assign certain buttons to go directly to My Videos, My Pictures, or My Music which is pretty cool.

With the Harmony 880 what this translates into is the ability to have an activity that says "Watch DVD" and have it go straight to your DVD library in XBMC which is pretty wife/kid friendly.

I may set this up. You could either assign a standard button that is already on the remote or you could set up your own using the advancesettings.xml file to capture IR signals.
post #17 of 50
I have the XIR v2 kit and the program cable. I haven't tried it yet, but supposedly you can assign a non-Xbox DVD button for on and another one for off. That way you have full remote functionality and descrete on/off buttons. I think all you need is another remote to train the XIR v2 chip and the harmony 880.
post #18 of 50
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Originally Posted by mebby View Post

I did the same as claydough2K. For whatever reason it didn't have any of the buttons mapped so I had to manually add each button. It only took a few minutes. Works great now.

Hey claydough2k or mebby, could one of you guys post a screenshot of your button layout for the 880 (where you manually added each button)? Some are easy enough to figure out, others not so easy.

I am using the X3IR and having very little luck so far.

Thanks!
post #19 of 50
I tried to attach screenshots but it wasn't working. Tell me how to do it and I'll load them up. Or PM me with your email address and I'll just email them to you.
post #20 of 50
You can view mine here:
http://www.claydough.com/images/harmony880-xbox.jpg


I added a couple of lines to the universalremote section for page up/down, queue and fullscreen.

http://www.claydough.com/images/keymap.xml

Hope this helps!
post #21 of 50
Perfect!!! Thanks!!
post #22 of 50
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Originally Posted by avale View Post

I have the XIR v2 kit and the program cable. I haven't tried it yet, but supposedly you can assign a non-Xbox DVD button for on and another one for off. That way you have full remote functionality and descrete on/off buttons. I think all you need is another remote to train the XIR v2 chip and the harmony 880.

Has anyone tried the xir easy kit v2 beta yet ?
I need to have discrete codes fron on/off as the current IR codes are the same as my RCA amplifier ! If it does do discrete codes can I have them for on/off as well as other things like volume etc....

Do I need to order the usb programming cable to have all this work ?
post #23 of 50
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Originally Posted by land_down_under View Post

Has anyone tried the xir easy kit v2 beta yet ?
I need to have discrete codes fron on/off as the current IR codes are the same as my RCA amplifier ! If it does do discrete codes can I have them for on/off as well as other things like volume etc....

Do I need to order the usb programming cable to have all this work ?

Can someone help me out here - do I need the programming cable ??

Cheers
post #24 of 50
I had to buy a serial cable for mine. That was the only way to get the included PC program to see the IRmod on the xbox
post #25 of 50
Thanks shinnl
post #26 of 50
I can't make my 880 work with XBMC
post #27 of 50
I have the 520 - just use Game Console - Microsoft Xbox from the database. Simple really.
post #28 of 50
Checkout this thread. You have to do a little bit of setup.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=701461
post #29 of 50
I had Xbox dvd remote/dongle. The remote came with the dongle worked fine. Then I bought Harmony 880 and use Game Console - Microsoft Xbox from the database but the Harmony does not work with my XBMC (dvd remote still works fine). Mine is modded with X3.
post #30 of 50
The link I posted above points to this thread, which was stupid on my part. On the other hand, this thread contains the answer. I will expand on what is said above.

The Harmony website does have the option for selecting the XBOX, but it only maps a couple buttons. You have to manually setup the majority of them. There are links above that go to screenshots of the way others have setup their 880.
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