Atv3 missing remote functions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by smu1999, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just picked up the new atv after having multiple 1st gens for years.
    Has the new software removed the ability to assign single remote buttons for skip-ahead/back and chapter changes?
    I realize you can hold down the directional buttons to accomplish the skip forward and back, but preferred the discrete command.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    i assume you are talking about using a third party remote control?
    if yes, then this is still possible, i can use the specific chapter next/back buttons on my remote.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which 3rd party remote are you using?
    The prior atv software's remote-learning functionality allowed assigning arbitrary remote commands to these functions, which is how I had it working.
    Is that still in there and I've just missed it?

    Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    Logitech Harmony One.
    Logitech software has all the AppleTV commands pre-programmed. No "learning" required.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    I think I know what you want

    FFwd and Rew are right and left. We all know that.

    If you press the Down button first - this puts the remote into skip mode. Now left and right are SkipBack (PrevChapter) and SkipFwd (Next Chapter)

    Maybe I misunderstood the question.

    I use a Harmony and have assigned different buttons for each of the 4 command listed above
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll give some more details to try and be a little clearer.
    Currently, I'm using URC MX850's though out the house to control everything.
    The remote's IR code base includes the default functionality of the apple remote (still digging through to see if the expanded functions are in there).

    The new atv software allows you to "learn" 3rd party remote commands just like the previous versions, but appears to omit the following "discrete" assignments:

    -play (no toggle)
    -pause (no toggle)
    -chapter forward
    -chapter back
    -skip ahead (~30 sec)
    -skip back (~10 sec)

    Hopefully my IR db has working versions of these commands, or their assignment on the atv is hidden somewhere.

    I'd be a little surprised if no one else had run into this already.

    Thanks
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    chenks

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    well i dunno the specifics of what you are doing, but i have all those functions working as they always have on my logitech remote (a separate button for each command).

    i didn't have to use any learn function though, as the logitech config software has it all included as an "appletv" preset.
     

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