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Programmable IR Remote for Matrix - Not Media Devices

I've been searching high-and-low -- but cannot find a solution.

I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of a physical, programmable, IR remote (programmable with IR codes like the ones below), that can be used for switching between inputs on a matrix switcher. For the record, I need the remote to be programmable because the switcher does not, and will not, appear on any device-based list of IR codes.

In other words, I am looking for a simple, physical IR remote with 6 or more buttons -- but I don't want buttons that are configured for media devices (like channel, volume, play, stop, etc). Optimally, the buttons would be laid out in a somewhat generic format -- even better would be if the 6 or more buttons had a little adjacent space for labeling each button's function.

Just as an example, something that visually looked a bit like this would be fine. EXAMPLE LINK

And lastly, this is an example of the IR codes that I will need to program into each button:

OUT1 IN 1 - 80

0000 006f 0000 0022 0151 00a7 0015
0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015
003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015
0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 003f 0015
003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 003f 0015 0015 0016 05d5
Thanks in advance for any help with this problem.

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Bad link to your example, found an old mx-700 & mx-200 remotes on ebay. You get the software for the remote on remote central, look for nxg 820 remote software in the file area. Use the universal browser to load the hex codes to keys on the mx-700. Then drag them to keys on the mx-200.


Like this:


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-M...sAAOSwtOdayfoc

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Thanks Edmund.

Sorry about the bad link. Funny, as I tested it after posting and it worked fine. I'm thinking the forum software broke it after-the-fact due to the URL.

Anyway, I've fixed the link and (hopefully) you can see that I'm looking for something that is small, has very few buttons, and some room adjacent to the buttons where I can affix a small label (to indicate the button's function).

I appreciate your links and information, and I could probably go that route, but I was fishing for something a bit different.

Do you possibly know of something that is smaller, more modern, and with less buttons on it?

Thanks
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Sounds like you're looking for the slim OEM-style remote. Aside from a dealer for your matrix ordering a replacement or finding one on eBay, I don't think what you want exists. You might find something in a JP1 remote that you could live with.

http://www.hifi-remote.com/wiki/inde...le=RemoteChart
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Thanks Edmund.

Sorry about the bad link. Funny, as I tested it after posting and it worked fine. I'm thinking the forum software broke it after-the-fact due to the URL.

Anyway, I've fixed the link and (hopefully) you can see that I'm looking for something that is small, has very few buttons, and some room adjacent to the buttons where I can affix a small label (to indicate the button's function).

I appreciate your links and information, and I could probably go that route, but I was fishing for something a bit different.

Do you possibly know of something that is smaller, more modern, and with less buttons on it?

Thanks

You'll find the hex codes for your example in this thread at remote central:


http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin.../thread.cgi?79
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You'll find the hex codes for your example in this thread at remote central:


http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin.../thread.cgi?79
Thank you for this. Unfortunately, it has limited value. I have the full listing of hex codes from the 8x8 matrix manufacturer. It consists of a total of 64 codes -- 8 of which are usable in each of the 8 zones. I wish there was a simple and compact 6-8 button programmable remote that didn't include a ton of irrelevant media buttons. However, I do appreciate your help.
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Some matrix's, like the AVPro cloud9 we just installed, come with their own IR custom remote.
To use a non matrix oriented remote would be difficult to work with IMHO. To select 1 - 8ish sources and send them to 1-9 outputs or combinations of each would be very challenging with a hand held remote.

This is where a real controller with a graphical interface comes in. Where you just click on which Room you want to be in, and what you want to listen to, and the programming of the control system takes over and just puts what you want where you want it.

I guess a remote that supports programming could have a macro written that always assume a certain room (the room that remote is "assigned" to) and you just select what you want to listen / watch.
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