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What kind of IR controller is supported for Remix Mini? Would it be included?

An IR controller is not included with this generation of Remix Mini. However, the chipset we're using does support IR so most IR controllers should work with Remix Mini. Give us a bit to test out different IR controllers before we give official suggestions of controllers that work well with your Remix Mini.

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    Hebekiah

    why do I get the sense that Jide is not supporting this product while at the same time actively selling it themselves?

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    Lionel Resnik

    HI JIDE, STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU, HAVE YOU TESTED SOME IR REMOTES THAT CAN WE BUY?
    THIS IS ESCENTIAL FOR THOSE WHO USE IT AS AMEDIA CENTER/TV PC, AS I USE THE MINI FOR BOTH(KODI AS MEDIA CENTER AND USE IT ALSO AS A TV PC FOR STUDINGׁ).
    ON EBAY WE CAN FIND A LOT OF CHEAP ANDROID IR REMOTE CONTROLS THAT ARE MADE FOR CHIPSEPS FOR OTHER ANDROID TV BOXES, IM SURE ONE OF THEM OR MORE WILL WORK FOR THE MINI, SO PLEASE BUY SOME(IM SURE IT WONT COST MUCH) AND TEST THEM AND TELL US WHICH WORKS.
    WE WILL APPRECIATE IT A LOT.

    BEST REGARDS

    LIONEL

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    Jose Torres

    The support for this product from the beginning is horrible. They made so many promises about updates and features. I need the IR function back and wish I had never updated. I can't get 5.1 Surround sound on the unit. 4k is not working everywhere as promises. I was thinking of everyone that feels like me but can't get a refund for the product we should start up a class action lawsuit again Jide. 

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    Marshall Lee

    My Vizio remote has some unexpected interaction with my Mini. It is a 'smart tv' so the remote has a right/left-up/down button and that seems to allow moving selection on the desktop (maybe elsewhere as well) and while in YouTube video playback the tv remote's volume up button acts as if I hit skip ahead. Really odd. But I did not even know that there was an IR receiver in the Mini so now I will just tape over the sensor area with some electrical tape.

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    Amora Rei

    what are the codes for the ir receiver?

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    Masse Remi

    that rediculous. 

    Ive open a ticket Request #14030 just to have information and they marked it as solved without any answer.. 

    i totally regret buying the remix mini, .. shame on you Jide

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    Stephen Bell

    I have an older Harmony remote, the H659. It can't use the "MyHarmony" software, and I can not find the "Mele A1000G" in "Logitech Harmony Remote Software" 7.7.0 which is the latest that works with it.

    Anybody have an idea on what to do, or if anything can be done? Is there a remote hidden in there somewhere that would work?

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    Tsc Germany

    I'm also eager to learn about IR controls. I have a remote control for a LG TV that wakes up the Remix Mini and opens and closes some screens. I'm not sure that it's really IR control as it also works when I cover the IR LED at the remote control. Any other idea how remote controls may interfere with Remix Mini???

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    Alexander Nilsen

    I used a Logitech Harmony remote, configured as the remote for the Mele A1000/A2000/A100 ("Mele A1000G" at the MyHarmony software - see my comment from November 23 above (second comment from top)) :)

    As of now, since the IR receiver of the Remix Mini is no longer listed as an Input Device I have not got it to work as I did before...

    @Lionel Resnik, I agree with you that hopefully they will fix it and we will again be able to use an IR remote with the Mini :)

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    gyula major

    Where is the ir sensor in the Mini?
    Could you share with community full hardware technical specification and inside picture of the Mini?
    I would not like disassemble it yet.

    Edited by gyula major
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    Hebekiah

    yeah, a number of my controllers for stereo, tv, soundbar, wd live, mess with the mini. Middle of a movie and accidentally use the vizio tv audio control to turn up or down sound and the mini will shut off! Annoying that we don't have access to configure the Mini IR settings to either use these or not.

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    Troy Moser

    i have a Mini and really love it, was on here looking to jump in on the kickstarter, but after reading these comments that have went totally unanswered for 9 months makes me very hesistent. I have only had my mini 2 months. Why are you selling something you obviously arent supporting? 

    Ive always talked highly of Jide but this changes my mind a lot...

    I came looking for answers and obviously you all before me have been waiting 9 months. Bad thing is, they use ZenDesk. As a user of ZenDesk they are getting notifications of these messages but choosing to not answer them.

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    Alexander Nilsen

    Hi. I can (partially) confirm that the Remote controller for the Mele A1000/A2000/A100 devices work with the Remix Mini.

    I have only tried the remote via a Logitech Harmony remote (added as "Mele A1000G" at the MyHarmony software).

    The special "MOUSE" remote key toggles between arrow navigation and mouse cursor navigation.
    - When MOUSE mode is active, then the arrow keys will move the mouse cursor and the OK button will act as left mouse button
    - In normal mode, the arrow keys will act as arrow keys(!) and the OK button as ENTER key.

    During my testing I found that the Remix Mini will also respond to the following keys as expected:
    - Back (Acts as a regular back button for Android)
    - Power Toggle (Enter sleep mode/wake from sleep mode)
    - Home (Shows the desktop/hides all apps)
    - Settings (Opens the Settings app)
    - Mute (Mutes the sound)
    - Volume Down (Decrease the sound volume)
    - Volume Up (Increse the sound volume)

    Keys I did not get to work:
    - Apps (I would expect that this would open the App drawer)
    - Notification (I would expect that this would open the Notification bar on the side)

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    Lionel Resnik

    I bought a remote control that works like a charm, Mele F10 Deluxe for about 22 USD from ebay, there is a pro version for about 33 usd with more options, the remote has 4 uses(2 options for Ir learning from other remotes), I control my tv, my dvd, and the remix mini, it also has an option for gaming, and a qwerty keyboard on the back, also its an air mouse(moves with the movement of your hand)

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    Lionel Resnik

    De are waiting for an ir remite that will work with the mini, as many of Us use it as a media center and a pc

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    Alexander Nilsen

    After either update 2.0.104 or 2.0.106 the IR receiver are no longer listed as an Input Device and my Remote controller are no longer working as it did before :(

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    Elio De Angelis

    please give us a response

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    Lionel Resnik

    @ALEXANDER NILSEN, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WICH IR REMOTE CONTROL WERE YOU USING/ WERE CAN I BUY IT?
    HOPEFULLY THEY WILL FIX IT AND THE COMUNITY WILL BE ABLE TO USE AN IR REMOTE CONTROL.
    THANKS

    Edited by Lionel Resnik
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