Intelliremote doesn’t work with MCE Keyboard

Intelliremote

Issue

Logitech Harmony 900 remote controller configured to work as MCE Keyboard. All button presses works within Windows, however, Intelliremote does not detect any presses and Intelliremote status icon does not blink on a key press.

Solution

  • Go to Windows services (services.msc)
  • Stop and Disable service called Intelliservice.
  • Restart Intelliremote

Computer goes back to sleep after waking up (Intelliremote)

Intelliremote

Issue

HTPC with Melloware Intelliremote software. After pressing a power button on a remote control, computer wakes up and after a few seconds goes back into a sleep mode.

Solution

Resolved by using sleep.exe instead of default sleep command. Simply map your remote's power button via Intelliremote to sleep.exe executable.

More info about sleep.exe can be found here.

Plex Media Center on-screen keyboard not working

Plex Media Center virtual keyboard

Plex Media Center has 10 foot interface and can be fully controlled with a remote. However, with some setups, on-screen virtual keyboard may not respond to arrow key presses on a remote making it impossible to enter any text without a keyboard.

Channels Missing on Windows Media Centre Freesat

Default TV Signal Setup often misses many channels available on UK freesat.

If only couple of channels are missing, you can use Single Transponder Scan to scan a particular transponder for your missing channel:
Tasks > Settings > TV > TV Signal > Satellite Transponder Scan > Single Transponder Scan

Provide transponder details for your channel and click Next. Media Centre will find and automatically add all channels available on this particular transponder.

Windows Media Centre - Satellite Transponder Scan

You can find transponder details for your missing channels online. For example, this Wikipedia article lists all 28°E free to view channels. All details you need are in frequency column.

Satellite details

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