Im having the same issue. I created custom buttons for the various inputs for my Onkyo receiver and they don't work. The pre-existing buttons do work, but the app does not let you rename the buttons. That just seems odd for such a device.
Categories: IR Controlled Devices
I'm not convinced that the Learning capability of Dijit/Beacon works. I started by teaching several of the remote codes from my Moxi DVR (not in the Dijit library...). The Beacon unit seemed to recognize each code I tried and Dijit allowed me to create custom buttons for a new Moxi device. However, none of the new custom buttons worked.
So I tried a Denon AV receiver. Same thing. (The device already had a Dijit library for some functions, however, I needed to create custom buttons for undefined functions.) Then a Sharp TV. Same thing. I'm almost convinced I'm doing something wrong, however, Dijit only allows you to add a custom button after Beacon acknowledges it has learned the code.
All the pre-built buttons for supported devices seem to work just fine, so I'm confused.
I updated the firmware on the Beacon unit, but that didn't seem to resolve the problem.
Am I missing something really obvious? I have not yet created a custom button that actually works.
Same here - was trying to teach Dijit MCE codes for my Boxee Box and none of the buttons work.
I have an Onkyo 608 and I have been having issues with learning the Volume controls as well. It seems to me that you have to teach each volume button independently as well. For instance, if I teach the round knob, the normal up/down plus/minus volume buttons don't work. I also have not been able to program these buttons with success and it seems like its a Digit App issue? I am using an iPhone 4S with the Beacon. The Beacon is running the latest firmware as of this post, 0.4.15.
Beacon Model is P3771, HW version: 0.0.4
I just removed and reinstalled the app again and even the default remote #1 for Onkyo is not working in my setup. It worked during testing but after I save that choice, it no longer works.
Same issue here. Tried to teach codes for a monoprice 4X2 HDMI Switch. Once I got one button programmed and working I would try another only to find out that the 1st button that was working a minute earlier no longer worked after programming the second button. I need to program 10 buttons for this switch.
Add me to the list of frustrated users. I have a Samsung LN26C450E1D tv. I just want to add ONE button to the remote(FAV Ch) and the app will not accept New Learn or Relearn code.
Using my Toshiba Thrive as the remote control.
Sorry, and another one. Hardly any not listed remote can be added to the Diji. I have the feeling that the learning cycle is far too short. For example with the Foxtel Australia remote. You have to be very close to the Beacon whilst learning. You have to repeat the learning cycle about 20 times, and if lucky the learning is successfull. Majority of buttons still fail after many many attempts. Pls increase the learning time and change it to "as long as the user pushes the button on the remote" rather than a set time. This will also help for example with light switches with single button (acting as dimmer if pushed longer!).
I sent mine back for this very reason.
I recently performed a firmware update on Beacon and updated to latest dijit app and it still doesn't work.
Any update to this issue. I cannot get a remote to learn any new buttons
I was able to get Beacon to learn a custom remote. You really have to put the front of your remote up to (almost touching) the Beacon back. It took me a couple tries, but finally it worked.
Good luck all!
Same here. Was able to teach the Beacon some codes (had to perform the learning up to 20 times per button) but after Software Update it seems not to work anymore. Did roll back the Software with no success to overcome the problem. It's really so annoying and it would be great to at least get an offical statement from either Dijit or Griffin!
This is weird...
I also bought a Beacon. I had the same problems as everybody else here and Griffin told me that it was DOA. So I got a new one. Still the same problems (ofcourse).
I have seen these kinds of problems all over the Internet. Do the people of Griffin know that? Do they ever simply "Open their webbrowser"? If they do they will fall in a deep pit with problems..
I am unable to learn the simplest buttons of my devices:
Samsung UE55D7000 Smart TV (2011)
DENON AVR-1912 (2011)
I use a HTC One S with Android 4.0
Ofcourse, the Firmware is updated to the latest, latest version...
I think I send the thing back (again), I only have to find a good alternative.. So if anybody?
I am having the same problem, It will not learn what is the deal? It's a great idea if it only worked!!