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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Lotfi, Jun 2, 2004.

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  1. Lotfi

    Lotfi Guest


    I bought X10 modules from the US and I adapt them to 230 50 Hz.
    things work fine for X10 but
    I have several remote control from X10. com (the mouse one, and normal 6 or
    8 in1)
    the only thing they can control (in France ) is my VCR (GRANDIN) and of
    course X10...
    but not the TV(ARDEME), Satellite(worldsat), HiFi(Kenwood), DVD (Tokai)
    have you ideas, WWW sites to change the eprom or reporgramm or "howTo" let
    the so called universel remote work with other devices ?

    thanks in advance.

  2. Luhan Monat

    Luhan Monat Guest

    So we can use the same remote for
    Panasonic electronics in a Blaupunkt? Not something Blaupunkt would
    like their customers to know...
  3. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Just an additional remark: Try setting the X10 remote to the code of the
    Panasonics PV-7453. That's a pretty popular VCR core. Then try if it
    gives you the basic functions.

    Regards, Joerg
  4. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Well, it looked very similar when I opened it and all basic functions
    seem identical from the Panasonic remote. I think OEM cores are pretty
    standard these days. Why not, if it is a good product in the end? Same
    with cars. There were cars that were US made but had Japanese engines.

    Regards, Joerg
  5. universal remotes can be had for as little as 10 Euro here...
  6. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Yes, Jan, but he wants to have one remote that can control all the A/V
    gear and also the X10 modules. You can buy that with the X10 system but
    have to live with whatever codes it comes with for A/V gear.

    The difference versus a universal remote is that this one has an
    additional RF transmitter that sends commands to a receiver that is
    plugged into a power outlet.

    Regards, Joerg
  7. Ok, ididnotknow it was RF
    And, referring to an other subject, replacing hundreds of remote controls
    for settop boxes for as many systems with a PC and ONE remote.
    I have many remotes, and I do not want any more....
    A little longer and you will have brain wave control.
  8. Chaos Master

    Chaos Master Guest

    Jan Panteltje() showed us the following results:

    There is already software for Palm/Windows CE computers that do this. Not sure
    if this is what you want, but...

    © 2004 Chaos Master | "I'm going under,
    Posting from Brazil! | drowning in you
    Win 98 + LiteStep | I'm falling forever,
    Slackware Linux 9.1 | I've got to break through"
    ---------------------. -- Evanescence, "Going Under"
  9. Lotfi

    Lotfi Guest

    yes it called OmniRemote but doesn't do RF, like Joerg mentionned.

    Alos, Joerg, I said that the only thing that works is the VCR control :)
    but not the other devices :-(

    What I want is to modify my X10 remotes eproms or so,

    on the site of X10, they just sell a new kinf of remote that does "learning"
    from other remotes...
    far expensive 50 USD !

  10. Sounds OK! I did a small attempt at IR transmit from the PC,
    it worked fine in DrDOS 6, but the timing screws up badly in MS windows
    and Linux (you need to generate 38kHz or so), I used it with an IR LED
    to start my video recorder, switch it to a channel, and used the composite for
    the teletext decoder chip to get the stock prices.
    Used this for years ...
    It could 'learn' commands too, a simple IR photo diode, limiter,
    and digitized via 1 bit on the par port as fast as you could read it.
    Still have the source I think, if anyone cares.
    Somebody else also used that code IIRC.
    Ah, the IR remote source is still in the xkrs archive on my site I see now:
    in the file irremote.c.
  11. Joerg

    Joerg Guest

    Hi Lotfi,
    But how does this remote then work with X10? Our X10 system can only be
    controlled via RF transmitter or via something that directly plugs into
    a power outlet. I am using both but have not heard of any other scheme
    such as IR. Maybe I missed something?

    The remote we got from X10 came with a package. It has IR for VCR, TV
    and so on and in the lower part are the X10 buttons which activate an RF
    transmitter in there. The antenna is hidden inside so it looks like an
    ordinary remote.

    Regards, Joerg
  12. Ardent

    Ardent Guest

    X-No-Archive: yes

    That reminds me - several years back when I was visiting my friend
    Willi in Frankfurt he gave a very nice "German" Telefunken Tape
    recorder as a present to my children!

    I lost no time in opening the case after I reached the hotel - it was
    Sankyo and made in Japan.

    To beat the cost of manufacture people once went to Japan and then to
    Taiwan and when these places also became expensive they looked to
    other places and are today with China - every stupid thing I see in
    the market today is made in China.
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