Newbie Assistance

Hi,

Received my R2 today and go it and the dock on the network. Now the fun begins

I’m not an idiot, but I am not versed in device automation. I’ve a simple system and just need to get pointed in the right direction.

System is basic Home Theatre and I am hoping to consolidate my 5 remotes into one for basic daily operation. I don’t need features other than those needed for spousal navigation :slight_smile:

If someone could provide advice/links on how to add the following devices:

LG TV: Basically need On/Off… it’s a monitor in my setup. IR connection
Denon AVR X3700H. On/Offf, Volume control, source input, mode: Prefer WiFi connection for various reasons
Lyngdorf Amp: On/Off, Volume control, source input. Need WiFi control and cannot learn remote as remote sequences between inputs and device is hidden in media cabinet so no visual feedback. WiFi interface allow specific input selection, IR does not
AppleTV: Mimic Apple TV Remote, RF (not IR)
Tivo: Mimic Tivo Remote RF (not IR)
Bluesound Node Streamer (again Wifi, not IR nor RF)
Apple MacMini… not sure that any remote control exists, but it would be great to have the ability to navigate menus
ASUS NAS… ditto as above

not a device, but Roon as an app to target my Langdorf Amp

I’m sympathetic to the efforts of a startup, but still need Remote2 tobe functionial :slight_smile:

TIA

Greggo

LG: use the Generic TV 1 command set
Apple TV: use the default integration offered by UC
Bluesound: not familiar with the device myself but there is a IR code set available on Global Cache that may work
Lyngdorf: IR code set from Global Cache

The others: don’t know

Thanks-

I found the consolidated start up Word file, so will start there. Gonna be fun! This is my winter hobby/educational experience.

FWIW BlueSound Node is a music streamer much like Sonos (needs external Amp and Speakers). Only IP control, there is no IR Remote, likely same codeset as NAD or Marantz as they all are owned by the same parent company and share engineering…

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Good luck and have fun with setting up the remote!

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Actually there is a ir-remote for the bluesound node… That‘s where I took the ir-code set from… wanted to upload the code-set with my answer but don‘t see a possibility…. Maybe someone can give a hint how to do that…

For me the codeset works. I‘m using an ir-extender though to make sure the node receives the commands properly…

Edit: think this is the only way to make the codes available in this forum

manufacturer device key format code
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Volumeup HEX 3;0x61F0CA35;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Volumedown HEX 3;0x61F02AD5;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Up HEX 3;0x61F0827D;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Down HEX 3;0x61F042BD;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Left HEX 3;0x61F08A75;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Right HEX 3;0x61F00AF5;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Play HEX 3;0x61F0E21D;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Pause HEX 3;0x61F0E21D;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i Mute HEX 3;0x61F0AA55;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 1 HEX 3;0x61F0DA25;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 2 HEX 3;0x61F03AC5;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 3 HEX 3;0x61F0BA45;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 4 HEX 3;0x61F07A85;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 5 HEX 3;0x61F0FA05;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 6 HEX 3;0x61F006F9;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 7 HEX 3;0x61F01EE1;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 8 HEX 3;0x61F09E61;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 9 HEX 3;0x61F05EA1;32;0
Custom - learned IR codes Bluesound Node 2i 10 HEX 3;0x61F0DE21;32;0

@greggo the Hex codes don’t seem to work with the Remote 2 but for testing purposes give the following Pronto code a try which should be the Volume Up on the Bluespund. If it works I can provide you most likely with the other Pronto codes

0000 006D 0022 0002 0155 00AA 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0015 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 0040 0015 05ED 0155 0055 0015 0E47

@WinnieandBuzz have now been able to upload hex-codes in a table. these codes I got when learning codes with the R2 from the original bluesound remote… so actually they should work…

You managed to upload the hex codes? I got an error message hence why I converted them into Pronto

No, no… misunderstanding. Didn‘t upload these Hex-codes. I downloaded these Hex-codes from the R2 after I learned them from the original remote. These Hex-codes work for me. I would say if you upload the above table exactly as is it should work…

I tried an individual command, will give it a go as a table. By the way, I don’t own the device, just doing this for educational purposes :grinning:

Thanks Guys…
I’ve decided I need spend some significant time understanding how I want to set things up educate myself on codes, etc. before I dive into implementation. I do know that I’ll need IP and RF control (not just IR) due to the physical layout of my system and the richer command space of IP vs IR for several devices. I’ll hit you back up once I’m literate enough to ask intelligent questions :slight_smile:

What you’ll find is the most common approach to IP for the R2 at this point is using Home Assistant as an intermediary.

I’m running HA on a Pi4B primarily as an IP-hub for the R2. Considering your devices, it may be a path for you to consider. There are core integrations for Bluesound. Most Tivo units can be switched to IR mode if I recall correctly, but there is also a community integration for HA for Tivo (I am assuming all Tivo boxes use the same control set but I may be wrong).

For AppleTV, the R2 core integration works, but I am using a combination of the R2 integration and the HA one so that I can have direct one-touch access to apps instead of navigating to them:
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While I haven’t seen an integration for Asustor (there are ones for QNAP and Synology), what are you actually using as a media server (Emby? Plex? Jellyfin?), there are plenty of integrations for those platforms.

The native Apple TV integration also offers direct access to apps on the ATV :slightly_smiling_face:

@WinnieandBuzz Doesn’t for me … I cannot figure out how to get that to work. I see no commands in the Web Configurator and when I use the core integration, I do not get that page with apps (I did on a previous firmware release but had to go to fix state and back to see it). Not sure how people are getting it to work which is why I’m using HA for it.

The R2 native (core) Apple TV integration has an entity “input or source” (maybe that the English name for it differs, in German it’s called “Eingang oder Quelle”) and in the field “source” (German: “Quelle”) there is a drop-down list with all the available apps.

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Thanks for that … it’s there as well in English (Input Source).

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Thx for the screenshot, that is what I meant

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Thanks,
So in broad terms, if I want to control via IP I could set up HA (new to me) on a IP-Hub (i suspect I can use my Mac Mini which is part of our Home Theater) and communicate to IP entities via HT-MacMini. Looks like I need to study HA :slight_smile:
What would be the mechanism for R2 to communicate via RF (as opposed to IR)? IR is difficult to connect with my physical layout to some device, hence I operate my Tivo in RF mode
Other than my TV (used only as a monitor), I hope to eliminate IR
Again, much appreciated

HA does have a MacOS version (MacOS - Home Assistant) so you could definitely run it from there.

If the standard Tivo box and the one Virgin uses are the same (and I would imagine they are) in terms of control protocols, the integration for HA would give you IP, not RF, control but that should serve your purposes. There also appears to an alternative way to control Tivo over telnet (Control TiVo box over telnet - #402 by Bertbert - Share your Projects! - Home Assistant Community) which should work as well. That discussion is 400 posts so I haven’t read through it.

Since you have the macmini, cost of entry is zero to play around with HA … there is definitely a learning curve, but it’s a powerful platform.

Thank you,
I’m beginning to get my head around the system and am starting to map out my approach. It’s going to take a while, but that was expected