Problem with Pace UPC mediabox remote control

Hi,

I am currently making a lan connected arduino remote control. And all works fine for most products. Util I came to the Pace UPC HD Mediabox. The stupid thing seem to use some protocol called rcmm. But no problem there are even on the internet examples with sending and receiving rcmm. Well none of them work for me. What kind of rcmm program I load, whenever I try to listen to my remote control it says type unknown.

When I output the buffer data, i never get anything recognizable. I get variable input for the same button.

Received unknown code, saving as raw
250
400
0
4300
50
Decoded Unknown(0): Value:0 (0 bits)
Raw samples(6): Gap:12624
  Head: m250  s400
0:m0 s4300  1:m50
Extent=5000
Mark  min:0     max:50
Space min:4300   max:4300

Received RC5 Value:0x1CD0
Received unknown code, saving as raw
500
1100
650
1150
600
2050
50
250
300
1100
650
2000
700
1350
1200
2100
400
550
550
3000
500
1450
0
Decoded Unknown(0): Value:0 (0 bits)
Raw samples(24): Gap:35628
  Head: m500  s1100
0:m650 s1150    1:m600 s2050         2:m50 s250 3:m300 s1100         
4:m650 s2000    5:m700 s1350         6:m1200 s2100  7:m400 s550      
8:m550 s3000    9:m500 s1450         10:m0
Extent=22200
Mark  min:0     max:1200
Space min:250    max:3000

Received unknown code, saving as raw
600
1050
400
350
750
2100
1450
1400
450
2250
350
1250
1350
2200
1450
1250
400
1750
100
1100
650
Decoded Unknown(0): Value:0 (0 bits)
Raw samples(22): Gap:53520
  Head: m600  s1050
0:m400 s350 1:m750 s2100         2:m1450 s1400  3:m450 s2250         
4:m350 s1250    5:m1350 s2200        6:m1450 s1250  7:m400 s1750         
8:m100 s1100    9:m650
Extent=22650
Mark  min:100   max:1450
Space min:350    max:2250

I used this program: https://github.com/cyborg5/IRLib/blob/master/examples/IRrecord/IRrecord.ino I am already puzzling all day on this. All the RC5 devices were so simple to program.

I need to read my remote's codes and then I want to replay them on the ir led. I already found some source that gives me a unique hash based on the input. But a hash is not something I can resend.

Nobody?

I had a look at some of your signals & it looks like the IR receiever you are using is struggling with the signal
…see attached screen shot. (make sure to point the remote directy at the receiver and within 1m.

What is the model of your IR receiver?

RC-MM is 36kHz modulation (usually)

If all else fails you could try:

38KHz Infrared IR Transmitter Sensor Module For Arduino
that’s all i know. So i need a 36kHz ir led?

What’s the difference? should i buy and connect a second led?

Normally a 38kHz receiver would work for 36kHz (with reduced performance).

However, it depends on the quality of the receiver. (There are some poor quality ones about)

Any model number?

Assuming you have an IR LED etc why not try the alternative in the link I posted. It works quites well. (Best to try that before buying a new one, in case the issue is something else.)

PS: take a read of the 10 common pitfalls via my signature