It seems that my Samsung remote control (model bn59-01270a) runs perfectly out of the box via CEC.
However, with this remote, I control my soundbar, which is connected to my TV via optical cable. To use volume adjust in HDMI sources, I need to configure in my Smart TV universal remote function, which is a pain.
I have tried to create a link for Vero HDMI source but none of the listed configuration in Smart TV works. If I try to end the configuration screen, I cannot use the remote at all at this source.
Should I turn off completely CEC functions in Vero and try to configure the remote via Samsung TV from scratch? Or there is another way to control Vero with Samsung built-in universal remote functions?
So, I’ve digged into the remote specs and it is actually a BT remote. IR is used only for turning on & off.
Actually, Samsung Smart TVs use two communication protocols: Anynet+ (CEC) and Universal Remote. According to the manual, Universal Remote is used for external devices that do not support CEC.
In my configuration I need to use Universal Remote, as my soundbar is connected via optical cable.
Historically, most of the devices I used through Universal Remote worked flawlessly and on each HDMI source I could control the soundbar volume and use directional keys for navigation. It worked for PS4 and Mac Mini, which I used with kodi. During the configuration process I have picked the manufacturer and voila.
However, with Vero I cannot configure it properly.
Just a side note, when creating a Universal Remote instance, I can pick one out of hundreds of manufacturers. I have tested couple of them but none of them worked.
I do not know if there is an actual solution on Vero’s side but maybe the information I have provided can lead us to some ideas.
On mac mini, after configuring Universal Remote, I could catch proper signals through Keymap editor. Maybe this could help.
It cannot be CEC, because soundbar is not connected with HDMI but optical wire and I can control it with the remote.
Maybe I am confusing something but Samsung cleary distinguishes CEC (anynet+) and this universal remote function.