I recently purchased an Arylic S10 - and placed orders for some more DIY Audio boards.
The S10 works well using the App, but I’m having problems with the IR remote control.
I automate my Audio/Visual gear with a Logitech Harmony Elite remote and hub.
In that you can define ‘Activities’, for example a single press on the Elite LCD screen will:
- Turn on the Tv and select the correct input (say the Humax Satellite DVR)
- Turn on the Humax DVR (Humax HDR-1100s) and tune it to the correct Tv channel
- Turn on my A/V Amp (Denon AVR-X4500H) and select the correct HDMI input
This works very well and saves having to use half a dozen remote controls strapped together…
I was pleased to see that the Arylic S10 was supported in the Logitech database and quickly made a new activity to play music files from a USB stick plugged into the S10.
But I quickly found that IR commands sent from the Harmony Hub turned the S10 on or off.
Specifically the LG Tv and the Humax HDR-1100s ‘Power Toggle’ button.
I recorded the IR codes sent by the Harmony Hub and the LG & Humax and found the codes sent by both are identical.
Arylic Remote PowerToggle IR code BF408989
LG Tv Remote PowerToggle IR code F708FB04
Humax HDR-1100s Remote PowerToggle IR code FF001000
Looking at the ‘IR Remote Control Code’ download published on the Arylic website, shows that the LG and Humax codes are very different from the S10 codes - so why is the S10 interpreting these codes as on/off?
I then started ‘playing’ with the S10 remote and found that multiple button do the same thing - most are consistent, a few are erratic…
Specifically these buttons pressed on the S10 remote do the same as the Power Toggle button, in that they turn the S10 on/off: USB, Vol+, Previous, OPT In, Bass+, Bass-, 2, 6.
This is a major headache for me as it is causing my Harmony Elite Activities to turn the S10 on/off when ever it turns on/off the LG Tv or Humax DVR.
I conclude that the current firmware in the Arylic device doesn’t decode the IR code fully, causing multiple keys on either remote to turn the S10 device on and off erratically.
Anybody got any advice/ideas?