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 Posted: Thursday Aug 17th, 2017 01:47 am
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Hi All.
I just wanted to give a quick update on how I am getting on with the universal ucm and my AV kit.
My Yamaha amp works well using the commands to device examples below (thanks to help from Cytech)
I have setup 4 simple momentary switch which triggers a universal ucm command. At the moment this is supported by a IRIO with IR sub board to turn the TV on.
Therefore, with the push of a button I can turn on the TV select a AV device, TIVO, DVD, PC, Kodi box etc, set the desired volume for the selected device  and set the lighting or even set the 3 audio zones in to party mode.
I have just started to look at controlling the Sony android TV, code for this:
CPOWR0000000000000000\n (tv standby) this sort of works.... if I execute the command it works every now and then so guess I need to tweak some settings
CPOWR0000000000000001\n (tv on) doesn't work 
I have tried a few other commands Home button, mute etc  none of which have worked yet. I have posts on Sony forums and emailing cytech to see if they have any ideas.
There are several settings on the TV that need looking at under the network setup.
I will keep everyone posted on my progress.
This is sad I know, but at bed time if we are in the middle of watching a program I simple press a button (could be run by the app) it pauses the TiVo, turns off the tv in the lounge, turns off all my lights, turns on the bedroom tv selects the correct HDMI input sets up my amp to show the TIVO and after a couple of minutes starts to play the program again and even set the sleep timer on the bedroom tv. Not difficult to do using remotes, but you can almost guarantee the remotes wont be where you expect them to be, I also need to fire up the Yamaha app on my phone to set up the amp just effort. Using Cytech IRIO / Universal UCM I don't have to do a thing other than trigger the event absolutely magic

 Posted: Thursday Aug 17th, 2017 11:02 am
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I generaly use the etho IR receiver to get the codes from the remotes surely this should save you a lot of agro, also some keypads have IR reciever that will read codes and store them, I have set up my own similar equipment so that one comand sets it all up. However I am waiting to see when Cytech bring out their UCM for voice control via echo ect to trigger responses esp IR responses.

 Posted: Thursday Aug 17th, 2017 11:05 am
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Simpler to get Sky Q. 😉

 Posted: Friday Aug 18th, 2017 05:43 pm
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You might want to have a look at HomeSeer

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