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Govnah
November 12th, 2010, 04:01 PM
Purchased 2 BB, one for the bedroom and 1 for the theater room. When I want to control one or the other I have serious issues/conflicts with the remote. In order for the remote to work correctly I have to power down the other BB completely. I have read the setup guide and tried to pair accordingly to avoid this issue. Previously I owned 2 PCH C200s that I had to pair and they worked as designed, no issues. What am I missing here or is this a bug?

Thanks

daviddagenais
November 12th, 2010, 07:45 PM
I am not sure if someone out there purchased more then 1 boxee box, but for my setup at home, I purchased 4 of them to replace my qnap nmp-1000's. The current problem I am encountering is that if I have more then 1 unit plugged in to the wall, the remote starts to act crazy. I have to physically have all the boxee boxes unplugged and only have the one I want to use plugged in. Reason is, even if the other 3 boxes are turned off, the minute I start to use the remote in another room, it turns on the other 3 boxee boxes. Once they boot up, it just messes up the screen on the box I am trying to control. For example, if I try to enter a name or something, it keeps the letter I selected down and puts a bunch of a's for example. I thought at first it was interference from other devices, but the problem when away as soon as I unplugged all the other boxes.

Not sure if there is a way around this but physically unplugging the unit until I need it wont cut it.

judgeschambers
November 12th, 2010, 07:47 PM
Did you try "pairing" the remotes to each box?

Turn off all but one. Pair that remote to that box. Now turn it off and unplug.

Plug in the next one, rinse, repeat.

When done pairing all, plug in all and power on and test.

daviddagenais
November 12th, 2010, 07:48 PM
I have the same problem but with 4 units. Is there a way to properly pair individual remotes? i didn't see that anywhere

daviddagenais
November 12th, 2010, 07:55 PM
this might sound stupid but where is the "OK" key???

judgeschambers
November 12th, 2010, 07:57 PM
The black instruction book shows the pairing sequence.

To avoid conflicts, follow my last post to isolate the pairing of each box/remot.

OK button??? Where's my book? I don't think there is one-typo.
I thought Marcel updated me with holding the middle button down for 5 seconds or something...where's that email.

daviddagenais
November 12th, 2010, 07:59 PM
1. Make sure to move other devices away from the Boxee Box (or turn them off)
2. Put the remote in close proximity with the Boxee Box.
3. Press and hold the OK key on the side of the remote for 5 seconds.
4. Pairing is complete when you can control the Boxee Box. There is no visual indication of pairing on the device.
5. You can immediately use the remote control now.

First off there are no buttons on the side of the remote.... Second, do they mean ENTER as the OK key?

judgeschambers
November 12th, 2010, 08:04 PM
I think it's the enter button. And there is no indication that it is paired either. It just does it.

mark.dasovic
November 12th, 2010, 11:11 PM
have to admit that the instructions in the book are very unhelpful when it comes to pairing these remotes. my room mate and I are struggling with this issue right now. holding down the "middle" button in the directional pad is clearly not the way to pair it.

whoever proof read the manual for this clearly never took a technical writing course because they didn't make it very intuitive to follow.

kinda wish there was still a "remotes" section in the system settings like in the .9 release, but I guess that got wiped away during the upgrade due to their being no IR I suppose.

just looking for a little more guidance here.

daviddagenais
November 13th, 2010, 08:20 AM
Figured out the pairing issue... maybe

Seeing how it's unclear which button is the ok button, what I did was turn off every device except the one I want paired. Plugged that unit in and chose the remote. When the box powered on, i placed the remote over the boxee icon that lights up. I kept the enter button down for 5 seconds and then turned the remote over and kept the enter button down from the keypad for 5 seconds. Obviously it's one of those 2 buttons so who knows...

But it works now. Tested by bringing all 4 remotes in each room and only 1 of them worked with the box.

judgeschambers
November 13th, 2010, 08:24 AM
Sounds like you figured it out.

On another thread Marcel was quoted as saying:
"please try holding the appropriate remote a few cm's away from the Box's led and hold down the select button for 15 seconds and then repeat with the other remote on the 2nd box .."

Sound to be the same button...;)

switched0
November 13th, 2010, 11:03 AM
Figured out the pairing issue... maybe

Seeing how it's unclear which button is the ok button, what I did was turn off every device except the one I want paired. Plugged that unit in and chose the remote. When the box powered on, i placed the remote over the boxee icon that lights up. I kept the enter button down for 5 seconds and then turned the remote over and kept the enter button down from the keypad for 5 seconds. Obviously it's one of those 2 buttons so who knows...

But it works now. Tested by bringing all 4 remotes in each room and only 1 of them worked with the box.

Thanks for the post! :) My roommate and I (see mark.dasovic) did this with our boxee boxes and it fixed our issues.

It certainly would be nice if there was some onscreen feedback of when the remote was synced. I held the enter on the front and then the keyboard during boot up and then once it had finished booting just for good measure. Not entirely sure which one did the trick at the end of the day.