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Apple TV 4 Siri remote "HOME" button

 
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bobshults



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:24 pm    Post subject: Apple TV 4 Siri remote "HOME" button Reply with quote

1. Device: Apple TV 4th Generation
2. Type of device: Media Player
3. Year: 2015/2016
4. JP1/UEI Remote model: RCRP05
5. Do you have a JP1 cable? Yes
6. Still have original remote? Yes
7. Checked the file section? Yes
8. Checked Pronto file section (at R/C)? Yes
9. Partially working setup code? Yes
10. Learning remote question?
11. Have you tried the JP1 Lookup Tool? No
12. If you have a Nevo (or similar) remote, have you tried ez-rc.com or simpleset.com? N/A

The Siri remote which comes with the Apple TV 4 has a new "HOME" button which was not included on older ATV remotes. This new remote only transmits ATV codes using RF not IR so i can't learn the button code. The ATV4 will respond to IR codes from my old ATV remote. It also responds to my ATV device upgrade .rmdu file on my RCRP05. My problem is I simply cannot find an IR code for the "HOME" button. I find it hard to believe that Apple would overlook this code. The remote learning feature provided in the ATV4 settings does not include this code. Any help finding this code, if it exists, would be appreciated. Thanks.
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3FG
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For apple TV 4, it seems that not all remotes worked well, including Bose which is made by UEI, I believe. There appears to be difficulties with Pause/Play working reliably, and of course nobody seem to know how to get the Home button to work. However, UEI has a new setup code Cable 5207, which uses a feature of the official 01E0 executor-- it can send not only devices 238 (standard) and 224 (pairing), but also two other device numbers. In this upgrade the buttons, OK, Pause and Play use device 4 instead of device 238.

So it is probably worthwhile to search all OBCs for both device 4 and device 238. Of course, I don't know that the upgrade actually is intended for Apple TV 4, nor do I know the Home IR signal.
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mdavej
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In many cases holding Menu for 3 seconds will perform the Home function, as will several presses of Menu. I don't think anybody has found the Home function yet, so if it turns up in your OBC search, you'd be a hero.
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bobshults



Joined: 07 May 2005
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tested out the device upgrade provided by 3FG. The codes, OK and PLAY/PAUSE, marked 4TH (device 4) did not work. Standard codes worked as expected. Began an OBC search but got nervous and stopped after receiving unexpected/unanticipated results with some codes. One code called up an output resolution adjust screen and partially locked up the ATV4 box (would no longer respond to any IR commands). A restart resolved this. Another code forced the ATV4 to reboot. Might try again when I have more time to dedicate to the task. Yes Mdavej, I discovered that a long keypress of the MENU button will return to home screen. But, I'd like to use the home button in a macro to ensure the ATV4 box stops streaming and returns to the home screen when I exit and change to watching a different device. For now I have created a DSM with a series of MENU commands to simulate a MENU long key press. A bit crude but it works. If there is a way to simulate a long key press in a macro it would be cleaner. Meantime the search for the elusive HOME key code continues. Thanks for the responses. Bob
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